Peoria, Illinois 

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Population

115,070

1% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.0%

Median Income

$46,042

Avg. Home Price

$86,500

Best Places to Live in Peoria, Illinois

Mid-sized city - North-central Illinois, 135 miles southwest of Chicago
Pros
-Cost of living
-Healthcare
-Attractive residential areas
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Air service

Local Listings in Peoria, IL
 $99,900 
5126 N Sheridan Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1281 SqFt
 $99,900 
5126 N Sheridan Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1281 SqFt
 $69,900 
2207 W Vernon Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1140 SqFt
 $89,900 
1500 W Circle Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1506 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Peoria jobs have decreased by 0.31%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria's cost of living is 20.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Peoria's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Peoria's population is 115,070 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.38%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Peoria is $86,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.98%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Peoria

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Peoria

It's a good time to buy in Peoria. Home Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Peoria Real Estate or Find top agents in Peoria

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Reviews for Peoria   17 Reviews
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

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

Peoria is... - 6/27/2010
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


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

NEW LISTINGS IN PEORIA IL
$99,900
5126 N Sheridan Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$69,900
2207 W Vernon Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$89,900
1500 W Circle Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$69,900
2221 N Northcrest Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$77,745
715 W Maywood Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$85,276
2410 W Wagner Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

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