Peoria Metro Area, Illinois 

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Population

377,258

+0.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$54,686

Median Home Price

$114,255

United States / Illinois / Peoria Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Peoria Metro Area, Illinois

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

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Attractive residential areas
Cons
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Entertainment
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Local Listings in Peoria
 $49,500 
607 W Willcox Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1664 SqFt
 $29,900 
1240 E Forrest Hill Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1010 SqFt
 $74,900 
1605 W Ayres Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1278 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, Tazewell, 5 total
Metro Area: Peoria Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Peoria, Peoria City, 136 total
Zip Codes: 61554, 61604, 61614, 61611, 61571, 61615, 61550, 61603, 61605, 61548, 65 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Peoria Metro Area is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Peoria Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria Metro Area's cost of living is 20.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Peoria Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
The Peoria metro area voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Peoria Metro Area's population is 377,258 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Peoria Metro Area is $114,255. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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ZIP CODES IN PEORIA METRO AREA, ILLINOIS
61554, 61604, 61614, 61611, 61571, 61615, 61550, 61603, 61605, 61548, 65 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN PEORIA
$49,500
607 W Willcox Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$29,900
1240 E Forrest Hill Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$74,900
1605 W Ayres Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$159,900
5702 N Eastvue Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$94,900
824 E Willcox Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$76,000
1003 E Forrest Hill Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$28,000
1936 N Sheridan Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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