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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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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Peoria is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Peoria jobs have Decreased by 0.31 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria's cost of living is 16.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Peoria's population is 115,070 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.38 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Peoria is $89,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.04%.
    SCHOOLS
    Peoria public schools spend $14,043 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13 students per teacher in Peoria.

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  12/22/2012
Single white woman relocating to SW Peoria

Okay--what race of folks live in the lower West side of Peoria--say near the Lutheran Cemetary area? Yes, properties are cheap and spacious lots--how bad can it be for... (Read More)

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  4/25/2012
P-town

In the past we have had the highest violent crime rate per capita in the state of Illinois. Yes, even higher than Chicago's. The rate is declining, but it is still not a... (Read More)

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  7/28/2010
Peoria

Peoria is a very reasonable place to live all... (Read More)

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