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A brief overview of the City of Peoria can be found here.  A series of Demographic Reports can by generated through Community Profile.  If you are searching for data not posted on this page, please contact our office for assistance.

National Rankings

  • Peoria was named an All-America City in 2013 by the National Civic League
  • Milken Institute – Best Performing Cities Report ranks Peoria metro as #1 out of the large metro areas in Illinois and #55 overall (2013).
  • Peoria ranks 102 among top 200 “Best Places for Business and Careers” in 2013 according to (2013).
  • The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ® (WBI) ranks Peoria 13th best city in the country for total well-being and health of its residents (2011).
  • MSN Real Estate ranks Peoria among the “10 Best Places for Starting Over” (2011).
  • CNN/Money listed Peoria fifth among mid-sized cities that offer the best opportunity to launch a business. In a listing of U.S. cities of all sizes, Peoria was ranked 15th (2011).
  • Next Generation Consulting (NGC) ranks Peoria #16 in its “Next Cities” rankings – the best places to live and work for young professionals – in three population categories (2011).

Peoria Quick Facts

  • Population (City) – 116,513
  • Population (MSA) – 380,447
  • Labor Force (MSA, November 2014) – 192,297
  • Unemployment Rate (MSA, November 2014) – 6.6%
  • Median Household Income – $50,925
  • Cost of Living Index – 99.9
  • The Peoria MSA accounted for less than 3% of Illinois’ population and 16% of Illinois’ merchandise exports in 2013.

Colleges and Universities in Peoria

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