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The 2014 Peoria, Illinois, population is 114,754. There are 2,390 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Peoria, Illinois

The median age is 33.7. The US median is 37.2. 42.23% of people in Peoria, Illinois, are married. 11.45% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.33 people. 25.11% of people are married, with children. 25.68% have children, but are single.

Race in Peoria, Illinois

63.94% of people are white, 26.61% are black, 4.65% are asian, 0.42% are native american, and 1.32% claim 'Other'.

4.96% of the people in Peoria, Illinois, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 95.04% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLEPeoria, IllinoisUnited States
  Population  114,754309,138,711
  Population - 2010  115,007308,745,538
  Population - 2000  114,095285,036,114
  Population - 1990  115,351251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  -0.52%22.69%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  0.58%8.46%
  Pop. Density  2,39088
  Land Area  48.0073,531,905.42
  Water Area  2.22264,836.79
  Median Age  33.737.2
  Female Population  52.17%50.83%
  Male Population  47.83%49.18%
  Age 0 to 4  7.14%6.51%
  Age 5 to 9  6.97%6.57%
  Age 10 to 14  6.39%6.68%
  Age 15 to 17  3.98%4.17%
  Age 18 to 20  5.63%4.45%
  Age 21 to 24  6.73%5.52%
  Age 25 to 34  14.81%13.32%
  Age 35 to 44  11.69%13.34%
  Age 45 to 54  12.13%14.44%
  Age 55 to 59  6.08%6.37%
  Age 60 to 64  5.10%5.48%
  Age 65 to 74  6.54%7.12%
  Age 75 to 84  4.53%4.25%
  Age 85 and over  2.27%1.78%
  White  63.94%74.17%
  Black  26.61%12.56%
  Asian  4.65%4.81%
  Native American  0.42%0.82%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.00%0.17%
  Other  1.32%4.79%
  Two or More Races  3.08%2.68%
  Hispanic  4.96%16.35%
  Non-Hispanic  95.04%83.65%
  Households  47,256115,226,802
  Family Households  27,02776,595,548
  Non Family Households  20,22938,631,254
  Household Size  2.332.61
  Married Population  42.23%51.40%
  Single Population  57.77%48.60%
  Now Married  40.62%49.23%
  Married but Separated  1.62%2.17%
  Never Married  40.16%31.83%
  Widowed  6.16%6.02%
  Divorced  11.45%10.75%
  Married, w/children  25.11%32.53%
  Married, no children  39.33%41.14%
  Single, w/children  25.68%16.88%
  Single, no children  9.89%9.45%


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