Peoria, IL

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Population

373,637

0.64% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$57,453

0.636% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

167,684

4.79% decline

Median Property Value

$138,000

0.877% growth

About

In 2017, Peoria, IL had a population of 374k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $57,453. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Peoria, IL declined from 376,044 to 373,637, a -0.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,090 to $57,453, a 0.636% 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 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peoria, IL are Illinois Central College (1,871 degrees awarded in 2016), Bradley University (1,579 degrees), and Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria (419 degrees).

The median property value in Peoria, IL is $138,000, and the homeownership rate is 72%. Most people in Peoria, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Peoria, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Peoria, IL employs 168k people. The largest industries in Peoria, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,149 people), Manufacturing (26,127 people), and Retail Trade (16,923 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,587), Public Administration ($64,337), and Manufacturing ($57,427).

Median household income in Peoria, IL is $57,453. Males in Peoria, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,388. The income inequality in Peoria, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,453

2017 value

± $1,747

0.636%

1 Year Growth

± 4.17%

Households in Peoria, IL have a median annual income of $57,453, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,090 in 2016, which represents a 0.636% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,886

Average Male Salary

± $1,176

$53,388

Average Female Salary

± $853

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female 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

    $69,071 ± $3,279

  2. White

    $57,857 ± $795

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,999 ± $4,016

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peoria, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $91,250, followed by DuPage County, IL and McHenry County, IL, with respective values of $89,521 and $86,348.

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 13.4%. 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

2017 Value

± 6,202

-4.79%

1 Year decline

± 5.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peoria, IL declined at a rate of -4.79%, from 176k employees to 168k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peoria, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,663 people), Management Occupations (16,054 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,885 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 (24,663 people), Management Occupations (16,054 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,885 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.43 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.41 times), and Healthcare Support 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 ($81,992), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,817), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,897).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

168k

2017 Value

± 6,202

-4.79%

1 Year decline

± 5.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peoria, IL declined at a rate of -4.79%, from 176k employees to 168k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peoria, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,149 people), Manufacturing (26,127 people), and Retail Trade (16,923 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 (32,149 people), Manufacturing (26,127 people), and Retail Trade (16,923 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Peoria, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.48 times), and Utilities (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peoria, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,587), Public Administration ($64,337), and Manufacturing ($57,427).

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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. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

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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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% 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. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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 374k people, from which 97.9% 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%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Peoria, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Peoria, IL was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Peoria, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, 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

    659,035 ± 19,411 people

  2. India

    155,935 ± 9,636 people

  3. Poland

    133,637 ± 8,928 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 659,035 Illinois residents, followed by India with 155,935 and Poland with 133,637.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Peoria, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Peoria, IL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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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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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Peoria, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Peoria, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Peoria, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,459 ± 921

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,890 ± 1,086

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,299 ± 704

Peoria, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Peoria, IL awarded 4,656 degrees. The student population of Peoria, IL is skewed towards women, with 7,638 male students and 10,317 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peoria, IL are White (3,597 and 82.1%), followed by Black or African American (367 and 8.38%), Hispanic or Latino (154 and 3.52%), and Asian (97 and 2.21%).

The largest universities in Peoria, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois Central College (1,871 and 40.2%), Bradley University (1,579 and 33.9%), and Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria (419 and 9%).

The most popular majors in Peoria, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (699 and 15%), Registered Nursing (535 and 11.5%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (356 and 7.65%).

The median tuition costs in Peoria, IL are $20,040 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. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 396 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peoria, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 84 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. 1,871 degrees awarded

  2. 1,579 degrees awarded

  3. 419 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,040

Median Private

In 2016, the Peoria, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois Central College with 1,871 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,868

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,788

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,868 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peoria, IL, which is 0.67 times less than the 2,788 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

    3,597 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    367 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    154 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Peoria, IL were to White students. These 3,597 degrees mean that there were 9.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peoria, IL was $138,000 in 2017, which is 0.634 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,800 to $138,000, a 0.877% increase. The homeownership rate in Peoria, IL is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peoria, IL have an average commute time of 19.5 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.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$57,453

Median Household Income

± $1,747

147k

Number of Households

± 5,496

In 2017, the median household income of the 147k households in Peoria, IL grew to $57,453 from the previous year's value of $57,090.

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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Housing

Property Value

$138,000

2017 Median

± $4,255

$136,800

2016 Median

± $3,087

In 2017, the median property value in Peoria, IL grew to to $138,000 from the previous year's value of $136,800.

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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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

72%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72% of the housing units in Peoria, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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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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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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peoria, IL have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% 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

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    5.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.31%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Peoria, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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