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East Peoria
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Tazewell
Coordinates 40°40′N 89°32′W / 40.667°N 89.533°W / 40.667; -89.533
Area 21.0 sq mi (54 km2)
 - land 18.81 sq mi (49 km2)
 - water 2.22 sq mi (6 km2)
Population 22,638 (2000)
Density 1,203.4 /sq mi (465 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61611
Area code 309
Location of East Peoria within Illinois
Location of East Peoria within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. The population was 22,638 at the 2000 census. East Peoria, is not a suburb of Peoria, but is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Many people mistaken East Peoria as an suburb or subdivison of Peoria when actually its a city on its own; residing in a seprate county. Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, is located across the Illinois River from East Peoria. It is home to many Caterpillar Inc. facilities. The city is also the site of the home campus of Illinois Central College, a regional community college, Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, and the eight story Embassy Suites Hotel and Riverfront Conference Center,Central Illinois's largest hotel that has 226 two-room luxury suites; opened in Fall of 2007. The main commercial area of East Peoria is just across the river from downtown Peoria.

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Geography

East Peoria is located at 40°40′9″N 89°32′44″W / 40.66917°N 89.54556°W / 40.66917; -89.54556 (40.669075, -89.545533).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.0 square miles (54.5 km²), of which, 18.8 square miles (48.7 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it (10.56%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,638 people, 9,478 households, and 6,397 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,203.4 people per square mile (464.7/km²). There were 9,938 housing units at an average density of 528.3/sq mi (204.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.47% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 9,478 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,538, and the median income for a family was $51,836. Males had a median income of $39,549 versus $24,570 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,147. About 4.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Utilities

The water provided by East Peoria Public Works (which services most, if not all of East Peoria homes and businesses) is extremely hard, at 28 grains/gallon as calcium, or roughly 479 mg/L. A higher-capacity water softener may be required to adequately soften water of this hardness level.

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