Peoria, IL

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Population

115,424

0.488% decline

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$47,697

2.47% growth

Number of Employees

49,343

3.25% decline

Median Property Value

$124,800

1.89% decline

About

In 2017, Peoria, IL had a population of 115k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $47,697. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Peoria, IL declined from 115,990 to 115,424, a -0.488% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,547 to $47,697, a 2.47% increase.

The population of Peoria, IL is 57.2% White Alone, 26.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Peoria, IL speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peoria, IL are Bradley University (1,596 degrees awarded in 2017), Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (222 degrees), and Methodist College (186 degrees).

The median property value in Peoria, IL is $124,800, and the homeownership rate is 56.1%. Most people in Peoria, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 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 49.3k people. The largest industries in Peoria, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,210 people), Manufacturing (7,652 people), and Educational Services (5,264 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,047), Manufacturing ($67,708), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,127).

Median household income in Peoria, IL is $47,697. Males in Peoria, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Peoria, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,697

2017 value

± $1,831

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Peoria, IL have a median annual income of $47,697, 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 $46,547 in 2016, which represents a 2.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 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.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 34.02

  2. Census Tract 41.01

  3. Census Tract 34.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peoria, IL was Census Tract 34.02 with a value of $98,250, followed by Census Tract 41.01 and Census Tract 34.01, with respective values of $88,848 and $88,842.

The following map shows all of the places 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

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peoria, IL (23.2k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Black

    10,688 ± 697

  2. White

    10,262 ± 770

  3. Hispanic

    2,073 ± 301

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

49.3k

2017 Value

± 1,530

-3.25%

1 Year decline

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peoria, IL declined at a rate of -3.25%, from 51k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peoria, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,219 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,678 people), and Management Occupations (4,258 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 (6,219 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,678 people), and Management Occupations (4,258 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.58 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Peoria, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,634), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,445), and Legal Occupations ($76,397).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.3k

2017 Value

± 1,530

-3.25%

1 Year decline

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peoria, IL declined at a rate of -3.25%, from 51k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peoria, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,210 people), Manufacturing (7,652 people), and Educational Services (5,264 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 (10,210 people), Manufacturing (7,652 people), and Educational Services (5,264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.94 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.53 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peoria, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,047), Manufacturing ($67,708), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,127).

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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

92.8% of the population of Peoria, IL has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.834% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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 850 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% increase from the previous year (822 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 474 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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850 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Peoria County, IL see an average of 850 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% increase from the previous year (822 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Peoria County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

7.24%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

0.834%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peoria, IL declined by 11.7% from 8.2% to 7.24%.

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 115k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.26% of Peoria, IL residents were born outside of the country (9.54k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Peoria, IL is composed of 66k White Alone residents (57.2%), 30.5k Black or African American Alone residents (26.4%), 6.93k Hispanic or Latino residents (6%), 6.43k Asian Alone residents (5.57%), 4.75k Two or More Races residents (4.12%), 452 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.392%), 342 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.296%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0078%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Peoria, IL was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Peoria, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Peoria, IL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.54k people

7.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.01k people

As of 2017, 8.26% of Peoria, IL residents (9.54k 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 7.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Peoria, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Peoria, IL was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    66k ± 754

  2. Black or African American Alone

    30.5k ± 913

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.93k ± 781

In 2017, there were 2.16 times more White Alone residents (66k people) in Peoria, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.5k Black or African American Alone and 6.93k 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

    2,306 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    953 ± 234

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    624 ± 168

Peoria, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Peoria, IL awarded 2,186 degrees. The student population of Peoria, IL is skewed towards women, with 2,886 male students and 4,690 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peoria, IL are White (1,563 and 81.1%), followed by Black or African American (100 and 5.19%), Hispanic or Latino (98 and 5.08%), and Unknown (84 and 4.36%).

The largest universities in Peoria, IL by number of degrees awarded are Bradley University (1,596 and 73%), Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (222 and 10.2%), and Methodist College (186 and 8.51%).

The most popular majors in Peoria, IL are Registered Nursing (466 and 21.3%), Mechanical Engineering (151 and 6.91%), and Computer Science (130 and 5.95%).

The median tuition costs in Peoria, IL are $19,734 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. 62 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. 1,596 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,734

Median Private

In 2017, the Peoria, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bradley University with 1,596 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

866

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,320

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 866 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peoria, IL, which is 0.656 times less than the 1,320 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,563 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    100 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    98 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Peoria, IL were to White students. These 1,563 degrees mean that there were 15.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peoria, IL was $124,800 in 2017, which is 0.543 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,200 to $124,800, a 1.89% decrease. The homeownership rate in Peoria, IL is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peoria, IL have an average commute time of 17 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

$124,800

2017 Median

± $3,597

$127,200

2016 Median

± $4,320

In 2017, the median property value in Peoria, IL declined from to $124,800 from the previous year's value of $127,200.

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 $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$47,697

Median Household Income

± $1,831

46.5k

Number of Households

± 1,368

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.5k households in Peoria, IL grew to $47,697 from the previous year's value of $46,547.

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 < $10k 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

56.1%

2017 Homeownership

55.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.1% of the housing units in Peoria, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peoria, IL have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.967% 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

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Public Transit

    3.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Peoria, IL was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.94%) and those who Public Transit (3.84%).

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 1 car.

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