Peoria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 111,388 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Peoria is the seventh largest community in Illinois.
Peoria is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.24% 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 (12.60%), sales jobs (11.51%), and management occupations (8.63%).
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.
One thing that you will notice about Peoria is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Peoria a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Peoria spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Peoria citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.45% of adults in Peoria have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Peoria in 2010 was $28,507, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,028 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 German, 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.