Peoria County, Illinois


Peoria County, Illinois

Infobox U.S. County
county = Peoria County
state = Illinois




map size = 125
founded = 1825
seat = Peoria
area_total_sq_mi =631
area_land_sq_mi =620
area_water_sq_mi =11
area percentage = 1.80%
census yr = 2000
pop = 183433
density_km2 =114
web = www.co.peoria.il.us
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Peoria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2006, the population was 182,495. Its county seat is Peoria, IllinoisGR|6.

Peoria County is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 631 square miles (1,634 km²), of which, 620 square miles (1,605 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) of it (1.80%) is water.

Townships

Townships are given by relative location.

Adjacent counties

*Stark County - north
*Marshall County - northeast
*Woodford County - east
*Tazewell County - south
*Fulton County - southwest
*Knox County - northwest

Cities and towns

*Bartonville
*Bellevue
*Brimfield
*Chillicothe
*Dunlap
*Elmwood
*Glasford
*Hanna City
*Kingston Mines
*Mapleton
*Norwood
*Peoria
*Peoria Heights
*Princeville
*Rome
*West Peoria

Unincorporated communities

*Alta
*Cramers
*Edelstein
*Edgewater
*Edwards
*El Vista — now a neighborhood in Peoria
*Elmore
*Galena Knolls
*High Meadows
*Holmes Center
*Lake Camelot
*Lake Lancelot
*Lake of the Woods
*Laura
*Lawn Ridge
*Mardell Manor
*Mossville
*North Hampton
*Oak Hill
*Orchard Mines
*Pottstown
*Renchville
*Rome Heights
*Smithville
*South Rome
*Southport
*Tuscarora
*Vets Row
*Vonachen Knolls
*West Hallock

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 88608
1910= 100255
1920= 111710
1930= 141344
1940= 153374
1950= 174347
1960= 189044
1970= 195318
1980= 200466
1990= 182827
2000= 183433
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 183,433 people, 72,733 households, and 47,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 296 people per square mile (114/km²). There were 78,204 housing units at an average density of 126 per square mile (49/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.38% White, 16.10% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of German, 10.2% Irish, 9.1% American and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2006.

There were 72,733 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,705, and the median income for a family was $50,592. Males had a median income of $40,840 versus $25,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,219. About 10.00% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

History

Peoria County was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there.

Points of interest

*Glasford crater

External links

* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/state2/peoria_co_cem_lists.htm Peoria Co., IL Saving Graves]


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