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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    A
Peoria County is located in Illinois with a population of 184,463. Peoria County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. In Peoria County, most residents own their homes. In Peoria County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Peoria County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Peoria County are highly rated.
Population
184,463

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$778
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Peoria County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    407.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    211.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    885.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,763.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    274.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Peoria County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,770
National
$55,322

Peoria County Reviews

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I love Peoria because it's just the right size! To start they have a decent airport, several colleges, private and public education, a few hospitals, couple malls, sports teams, casino, buyer's market and more.
On the other hand, you will see very cold winters with snow and some very hot summers. Our schools don't rate the highest. The pay isn't that good for most. Our taxes are being increased annually.
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Peoria has a lot of different activities that allow the community to come together have a good time. They also have plenty of different opportunities for colleges such as Methodist College, OSF College of Nursing, Bradley University, Illinois Central College, and others!
A great town. Peoria is not to big and not too small. You can know everyone if you want, or if not, you can easily separate yourself from anyone. There is great restaurants all around. You can shop local and cute boutiques or the mall with several shops. We have an indoor mall and an outdoor mall. Both have a great variety and I personally love it.