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Peoria County, Illinois
Seal of Peoria County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Peoria County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Peoria
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

631 sq mi (1,634 km²)
620 sq mi (1,606 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

183,433
295/sq mi (114/km²)
Founded 1825
Website www.co.peoria.il.us

Peoria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2006, the population was 182,495. Its county seat is Peoria, Illinois[1].

Peoria County is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 631 square miles (1,634 km²), of which 620 square miles (1,605 km²) is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) (1.80%) is water.

Major highways

Defunct highways

Townships

Townships are given by relative location.

Millbrook Princeville Akron Hallock Chillicothe
Brimfield Jubilee Radnor Medina
Elmwood Rosefield Kickapoo Richwoods City of Peoria
Trivoli Logan Limestone West Peoria
Timber Hollis

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Alta
  • Cramers
  • Edelstein
  • Edgewater
  • Edwards
  • El Vista — now a neighborhood in Peoria
  • Elmore
  • Galena Knolls
  • High Meadows
  • Holmes Center
  • Lake Camelot
  • Lake Lancelot
  • Lake of the Woods
  • Laura
  • Lawn Ridge
  • Mardell Manor - a subdivision to the north of Bartonville, of which, the eastern-half has been incorporated into the Village of Bartonville.
  • Mossville
  • North Hampton
  • Oak Hill
  • Orchard Mines
  • Pottstown
  • Renchville
  • Rome Heights
  • Smithville
  • South Rome
  • Southport
  • Tuscarora
  • Vets Row
  • Vonachen Knolls
  • West Hallock

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 88,608
1910 100,255 13.1%
1920 111,710 11.4%
1930 141,344 26.5%
1940 153,374 8.5%
1950 174,347 13.7%
1960 189,044 8.4%
1970 195,318 3.3%
1980 200,466 2.6%
1990 182,827 −8.8%
2000 183,433 0.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 183,433 people, 72,733 households, and 47,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 296 people per square mile (114/km²). There were 78,204 housing units at an average density of 126 per square mile (49/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.38% White, 16.10% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of German, 10.2% Irish, 9.1% American and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2006.

There were 72,733 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,705, and the median income for a family was $50,592. Males had a median income of $40,840 versus $25,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,219. About 10.00% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

History

Peoria County was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there. It included most of the western valley of the Illinois River up to the Chicago river portage.

Points of interest

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°47′N 89°46′W / 40.79°N 89.76°W / 40.79; -89.76


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Peoria County, Illinois
Seal of Peoria County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Peoria County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1825
Seat Peoria
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.80%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

183433
Website: www.co.peoria.il.us

Peoria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 183,433. Its county seat is Peoria6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,634 km² (631 sq mi). 1,605 km² (620 sq mi) of it is land and 29 km² (11 sq mi) of it (1.80%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Peoria County was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 183,433 people, 72,733 households, and 47,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 114/km² (296/sq mi). There were 78,204 housing units at an average density of 49/km² (126/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.38% White, 16.10% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 72,733 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,978, and the median income for a family was $50,592. Males had a median income of $40,840 versus $25,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,219. About 10.00% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Census designated places

Points of interest

Glasford crater


"Peoria Co., IL Saving Graves"

Coordinates: 40°47′N 89°46′W / 40.79, -89.76

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