Peoria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 114,265 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Peoria is the seventh largest community in Illinois.
Peoria is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Peoria is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peoria who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (9.18%).
Also of interest is that Peoria has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.15 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Peoria is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Peoria, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The overall education level of Peoria citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.91% of adults in Peoria have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Peoria in 2010 was $28,316, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,264 for a family of four. However, Peoria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Peoria is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Peoria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peoria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Peoria include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Peoria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.