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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    She was born June 5, 1921 in Peoria County, IL and was the daughter of Alfred and Martha (Wiegand) Hugh.