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Peoria County, Illinois
Seal of Peoria County, Illinois
Seal
Map of Illinois highlighting Peoria County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1825
Seat Peoria
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

630.89 sq mi (1,634 km²)
619.52 sq mi (1,605 km²)
11.36 sq mi (29 km²), 1.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

183,433
295/sq mi (114/km²)
Website www.co.peoria.il.us

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, Illinois[1].

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

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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.[3]

TownshipsEdit

Townships are given by relative location.

Millbrook Princeville Akron Hallock Chillicothe
Brimfield Jubilee Radnor Medina
Elmwood Rosefield Kickapoo Richwoods City of Peoria
Trivoli Logan Limestone West Peoria
Timber Hollis

Adjacent countiesEdit

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

Defunct highwaysEdit

AirportsEdit

The following public-use airports are located in the county:[4]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 88,608
1910 100,255 13.1%
1920 111,710 11.4%
1930 141,344 26.5%
1940 153,374 8.5%
1950 174,347 13.7%
1960 189,044 8.4%
1970 195,318 3.3%
1980 200,466 2.6%
1990 182,827 −8.8%
2000 183,433 0.3%
2010 186,494 1.7%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] 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 interestEdit

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Peoria, Illinois
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[6]

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.[6]

Born hereEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b White, Jesse. Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. State of Illinois, March 2010. [1]
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ Public and Private Airports, Peoria County, Illinois
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Peoria, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL0935. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°47′N 89°46′W / 40.79, -89.76


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