Peoria County

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Peoria County, Illinois

324 Main St Rm 101
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 672-6059
Fax: (309) 672-6063
www.co.peoria.il.us

In central IL, east of Galesburg; organized Jan 13, 1825 from Fulton County., Name Origin: For the Peoria tribe of the Illinois nation; anglicized from French peourea, a transliteration of an Illinois word. Meaning of name is in dispute; possibly 'carriers' or 'ones who are carrying packs.'

Area (sq mi):: 630.89 (land 619.52; water 11.36) Population per square mile: 294.30
Population 2005: 182,328 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 0.30% Population 2000: 183,433 (White 78.50%; Black or African American 16.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 1.70%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $21,219; median household $39,978; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,151-$29,435
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Peoria County seat (112,720)

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    * The top zombie foreclosure rates in counties with at least 500 properties in foreclosure included Peoria County, IL (21.9 percent); Baltimore City, MD (11.4 percent); Broome County, NY (11.1 percent); Onondaga County, NY (9.6 percent) and Madison County, IL (9.6 percent).
    She was born June 5, 1921 in Peoria County, IL and was the daughter of Alfred and Martha (Wiegand) Hugh.