Peoria, IL

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Population

368,683

1.33% decline

Poverty Rate

12%


Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$58,603

2% growth

Number of Employees

168,300

0.367% growth

Median Property Value

$140,200

1.59% growth

About

In 2018, Peoria, IL had a population of 369k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $58,603. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Peoria, IL declined from 373,637 to 368,683, a -1.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,453 to $58,603, a 2% increase.

The population of Peoria, IL is 82.5% White Alone, 9.53% Black or African American Alone, and 3.46% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Peoria, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peoria, IL are Illinois Central College (1,880 degrees awarded in 2017), Bradley University (1,596 degrees), and Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria (418 degrees).

The median property value in Peoria, IL is $140,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Peoria, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Peoria, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Peoria, IL employs 168k people. The largest industries in Peoria, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,643 people), Manufacturing (24,572 people), and Retail Trade (18,553 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,161), Utilities ($67,116), and Public Administration ($63,585).

Median household income in Peoria, IL is $58,603. Males in Peoria, IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in Peoria, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,603

2018 value

± $2,685

2%

1 Year Growth

± 5.39%

Households in Peoria, IL have a median annual income of $58,603, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,453 in 2017, which represents a 2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Peoria, IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peoria, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $93,750, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $89,862 and $87,133.

The following map shows all of the counties in Peoria, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peoria, IL (44.1k out of 367k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    29,098 ± 1,130

  2. Black

    11,278 ± 710

  3. Hispanic

    2,477 ± 325

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Peoria, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

168k

2018 Value

± 5,730

0.367%

1 Year growth

± 5.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Peoria, IL grew at a rate of 0.367%, from 168k employees to 168k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peoria, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,801 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,782 people), and Management Occupations (14,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Peoria, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Peoria, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,801 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,782 people), and Management Occupations (14,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.23 times), and Production Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Peoria, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,934), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,971), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,690).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

168k

2018 Value

± 5,730

0.367%

1 Year growth

± 5.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Peoria, IL grew at a rate of 0.367%, from 168k employees to 168k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peoria, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,643 people), Manufacturing (24,572 people), and Retail Trade (18,553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Peoria, IL, though some of these residents may live in Peoria, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Peoria, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,643 people), Manufacturing (24,572 people), and Retail Trade (18,553 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.84 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.58 times), and Manufacturing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peoria, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,161), Utilities ($67,116), and Public Administration ($63,585).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Peoria, IL has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.941% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Peoria, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Peoria, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.91%

Uninsured

54%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

0.941%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peoria, IL grew by 35.5% from 3.62% to 4.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Peoria, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Peoria, IL is home to a population of 369k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.8% of Peoria, IL residents were born outside of the country (14.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Peoria, IL is composed of 310k White Alone residents (82.5%), 35.8k Black or African American Alone residents (9.53%), 13k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.46%), 9.68k Asian Alone residents (2.57%), 5.98k Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 976 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.26%), 422 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), and 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.012%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Peoria, IL was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Peoria, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Peoria, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.2k people

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13.3k people

As of 2017, 3.8% of Peoria, IL residents (14.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Peoria, IL was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2018 Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.3% of Peoria, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Peoria, IL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    310k ± 1.28k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    35.8k ± 1.73k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13k ± 2.01k

In 2016, there were 8.65 times more White Alone residents (310k people) in Peoria, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.8k Black or African American Alone and 13k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Peoria, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,436 ± 1,233

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,002 ± 1,066

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,932 ± 968

Peoria, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Peoria, IL awarded 4,670 degrees. The student population of Peoria, IL is skewed towards women, with 7,421 male students and 10,569 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peoria, IL are White (3,595 and 81.7%), followed by Black or African American (333 and 7.57%), Hispanic or Latino (191 and 4.34%), and Unknown (100 and 2.27%).

The largest universities in Peoria, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois Central College (1,880 and 40.3%), Bradley University (1,596 and 34.2%), and Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria (418 and 8.95%).

The most popular majors in Peoria, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (644 and 13.8%), Registered Nursing (536 and 11.5%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (395 and 8.46%).

The median tuition costs in Peoria, IL are $22,442 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 413 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peoria, IL was Mechanical Engineering with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Peoria, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,880 degrees awarded

  2. 1,596 degrees awarded

  3. 418 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,442

Median Private

In 2017, the Peoria, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois Central College with 1,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,914

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,756

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,914 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peoria, IL, which is 0.694 times less than the 2,756 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Peoria, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,595 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    333 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    191 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Peoria, IL were to White students. These 3,595 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 333 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peoria, IL was $140,200 in 2018, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,000 to $140,200, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Peoria, IL is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peoria, IL have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Peoria, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,200

2018 Median

± $4,337

$138,000

2017 Median

± $4,255

In 2018, the median property value in Peoria, IL grew to to $140,200 from the previous year's value of $138,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Peoria, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peoria, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$58,603

Median Household Income

± $2,685

148k

Number of Households

± 5,436

In 2018, the median household income of the 148k households in Peoria, IL grew to $58,603 from the previous year's value of $57,453.

The following chart displays the households in Peoria, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Peoria, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peoria, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2018 Homeownership

72%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.5% of the housing units in Peoria, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Peoria, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peoria, IL have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.969% of the workforce in Peoria, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.21%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.61%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Peoria, IL was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.21%) and those who Worked At Home (3.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Peoria, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Peoria, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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