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-Cost of living
-Healthcare
-Attractive residential areas

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-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Peoria Metro Area


Peoria is a pleasant, small community that is one of the oldest cities in the state. It is a business, industrial, and agricultural center known as the headquarters for Caterpillar, Inc. and the heavy-equipment industry. It is also home to the United States Agricultural Research Laboratory. Consistent with its mainstream Midwestern stereotype, life in Peoria is generally quiet. Downtown is clean and unremarkable but has some new entertainment venues, including a new museum center, civic center and high-rise residential units. The Illinois River waterfront is nice, and attractive older residential areas surround the city in the nearby hills.


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Quick Facts About Pekin


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pekin is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pekin jobs have Increased by 1.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pekin's cost of living is 13.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pekin's population is 33,700 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pekin is $92,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Pekin public schools spend $11,302 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Pekin.

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Living in Pekin, IL
I have traveled and lived all over the world. Pekin rates about in the middle of the places I have lived. Small town atmosphere with some bigger city facilities. The... (read more)
Not my kind of place to live.
There is not a whole lot to do unless you want to eat at every fast-food restaurant there is. They do have a very nice public park with volleyball and tennis courts... (read more)
Marshaltown, Iowa versus Pekin
My review is a question to residents of Marshaltown, Iowa. Recent talk is that Pekin, Illinois is getting a Swift Pork processing plant. The residents are restless and... (read more)
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