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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.


Mid-sized city - North-central Illinois, 135 miles southwest of Chicago See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Peoria, Tazewell, ... 5 total
Metro Area: Peoria Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Peoria, Peoria City, ... 136 total
Zip Codes: 61554, 61604, ... 65 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Peoria

    The unemployment rate in Peoria Metro Area is 6.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Peoria Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.29 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria Metro Area's cost of living is 11.40% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Peoria Metro Area's Cost of Living
    Peoria Metro Area's population is 378,018 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.44 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Peoria Metro Area is $116,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.03%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Peoria Metro Area public schools spend $12,137 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Peoria Metro Area. Learn more...

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