|Peoria County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
630.89 sq mi (1,634 km²)
619.52 sq mi (1,605 km²)
11.36 sq mi (29 km²), 1.80%
295/sq mi (114/km²)
Peoria County is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
History[edit | edit source]
Peoria County was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there. It included most of the western valley of the Illinois River up to the Chicago river portage.
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 630.89 square miles (1,634.0 km2), of which 619.52 square miles (1,604.5 km2) (or 98.20%) is land and 11.36 square miles (29.4 km2) (or 1.80%) is water.
Townships[edit | edit source]
Townships are given by relative location.
|Elmwood||Rosefield||Kickapoo||Richwoods||City of Peoria|
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Stark County - north
- Marshall County - northeast
- Woodford County - east
- Tazewell County - south
- Fulton County - southwest
- Knox County - northwest
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Unincorporated communities[edit | edit source]
- El Vista — now a neighborhood in Peoria
- Galena Knolls
- High Meadows
- Holmes Center
- Lake Camelot
- Lake Lancelot
- Lake of the Woods
- Lawn Ridge
- Mardell Manor - a subdivision to the north of Bartonville, of which, the eastern-half has been incorporated into the Village of Bartonville.
- North Hampton
- Oak Hill
- Orchard Mines
- Rome Heights
- South Rome
- Vets Row
- Vonachen Knolls
- West Hallock
Transportation[edit | edit source]
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- Interstate 74 in Illinois
- Interstate 155 (Illinois)
- Interstate 474
- U.S. Route 24 in Illinois
- U.S. Route 150 in Illinois
- Illinois Route 6
- Illinois Route 8
- Illinois Route 9
- Illinois Route 29
- Illinois Route 40
- Illinois Route 78
- Illinois Route 90
- Illinois Route 91
- Illinois Route 116
Defunct highways[edit | edit source]
Airports[edit | edit source]
The following public-use airports are located in the county:
- General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA), formerly Greater Peoria Regional Airport - Peoria, Illinois
- Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport (3MY) - Peoria, Illinois
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census 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.
Points of interest[edit | edit source]
Climate and weather[edit | edit source]
|Climate chart for Peoria, Illinois|
|temperatures in °C • precipitation totals in mm|
source: The Weather Channel
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Peoria have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−32.8 °C) was recorded in January 1884 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.50 inches (38 mm) in January to 4.17 inches (106 mm) in May.
Born here[edit | edit source]
- Charles J. Colden, representative in the U.S. Congress
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ a b White, Jesse. Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. State of Illinois, March 2010. 
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ Public and Private Airports, Peoria County, Illinois
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Peoria, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL0935. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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|Knox County||Stark County||Marshall County|
Peoria County, Illinois
|Fulton County||Tazewell County|
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