Peoria, Illinois 

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ILLINOIS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

112,017

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

115,424

+1.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Best Places to Live in Peoria, Illinois

Mid-sized city - North-central Illinois, 135 miles southwest of Chicago. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Peoria, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Healthcare
-Attractive residential areas
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Air service

 $164,000 
1319 W Shenandoah Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1400 SqFt
 $79,000 
712 W Northcrest Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1540 SqFt
 $38,000 
806 E Nebraska Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1728 SqFt

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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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Illinois
County: Peoria County
Metro Area: Peoria Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Peoria
Zip Codes: 61604 61614 61615 61603 61605 61606 61602 61625
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Peoria is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Peoria jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria's cost of living is 25.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Peoria's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Peoria, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Peoria county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Peoria's population is 115,424 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Peoria is $87,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.1%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Peoria

It's a good time to buy in Peoria. Home Appreciation is up 4.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Peoria Real Estate

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Reviews for Peoria   18 Reviews
The most underrated city in America - 8/11/2019
I lived in Peoria for nearly three years for work and I miss it terribly. The Peoria metropolitan area is by far one of the most underrated in the country. I think what... Read More

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P-town - 4/25/2012
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

Peoria - 7/28/2010
Peoria is a very reasonable place to live all... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS
61604 61614 61615 61603 61605 61606 61602 61625

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NEW LISTINGS IN PEORIA
$164,000
1319 W Shenandoah Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$79,000
712 W Northcrest Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$38,000
806 E Nebraska Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$39,000
1922 E Princeton St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$275,000
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Bed 4 | Bath 4

$144,900
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