Peoria Heights is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,979 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Peoria Heights is the 297th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Peoria Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Peoria Heights is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peoria Heights who work in office and administrative support (21.92%), sales jobs (16.43%), and management occupations (6.46%).
Also of interest is that Peoria Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Peoria Heights citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.88% of adults in Peoria Heights have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Peoria Heights in 2010 was $28,830, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,320 for a family of four. However, Peoria Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Peoria Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Peoria Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peoria Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Peoria Heights include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Peoria Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.