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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.


Quick Facts About Peoria

    The unemployment rate in Peoria is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Peoria jobs have Increased by 1.27 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria's cost of living is 15.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Peoria's population is 114,754 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.58 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Peoria is $82,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    Peoria public schools spend $12,479 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Peoria.

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The City of Peoria is a river town. It is located in the Illinois River Valley on the banks of the Illinois River - a deep channel commercial shipping lane this is also... (read more)
Peoria, Illinois
Small town living is the truth here in Peoria. Not too quick to move forward, Peoria is a nice place to raise a family. The anchor here is Caterpillar, which employs a... (read more)
re: The Caterpillar mining town - 5/27/2007
Caterpillar isn't really "the only game in town". Bradley University is also based here. Caterpillar is indeed the largest employer by far, but at least it's not like... (read more)
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