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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Chillicothe is a suburb of Peoria with a population of 6,135. Chillicothe is in Peoria County. Living in Chillicothe offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Chillicothe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chillicothe are above average.
About Chillicothe...
Population
6,135

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    276.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,121.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Chillicothe

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,739
National
$55,322
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Chillicothe Reviews

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Quiet, Friendly, Just enough space to grow and learn without the harshness of city life.Good Schools! Really could use some healthy/wholesome dining choices, but close enough to Peoria/East Peoria.
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Small town communities help each other, and appreciate their small town. You can hardly step anywhere without seeing a familiar face. There’s always something to do, it’s usually something held at local community place like a theater, school, church, community center, even a local pub, etc. The people living here are friendly and love their town too. There is community support, and plenty here to care about. The old downtown area is cared for and has been given recent renovation attention by locals. Many of the shops show their town pride through outdoor displays. The old buildings are great for photographing and studying architecturally. There is so much detail and character. The town has an Illinois river view from several locations along the river, including several well maintained parks. Recently a skatepark for local kids was donated and built by a grass-roots non-profit organization within the town, NoWhere2Ride.
I love living in Chillicothe. Compared to other cities and towns I have lived in, this is the best one. I feel safe. The public schools are great. There are local bars and such but not too many to make it too noisy. It is very family friendly and not too expensive to live in. I think the only thing that I would like to see change is better job opportunities. Most of the businesses here are local businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, or fast food.