Peoria, IL
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Peoria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 112,883 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 noticeable about Peoria, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Peoria is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Peoria a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 19.21 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Peoria are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.