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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Peoria is a city in Illinois with a population of 115,424. Peoria is in Peoria County. Living in Peoria offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Peoria there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Peoria and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Peoria...
Population
115,424

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Peoria Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    446
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    246
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    980
    500
  • Theft
    2,941
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Peoria is a lovely river town that always has something to do if you know where to look. There is a thriving local music scene that has taken off over the last few years and includes free concerts, local music festivals, and much more. There is also festivals along the riverfront that celebrate the diversity of the local area. Peoria is also a lovely city to run in. There are many races that take place all year all over the city! The Steamboat race is a famous four mile race that draws talent from all over the world! In the months leading up to it, participants can participate in Building Steam which helps runners build the strength to run the race. Another great part about the race is that literally ANYONE can do it. Access Steam makes the course accessible to people with mental or physical disabilities and there are many different groups for people to train in for Building Steam.
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Peoria is a beautiful place to grow roots. Lots of potential. I love living here. Good local restaurants, always something to do, so many great outdoor places to go. Our parks are awesome!
I have lived in Peoria my entire life, with the exception of 3 years in Chicago for college. I love it here! I always say Peoria is like a big little city, because there is downtown and all the excitement of a bigger city but Peoria also has the small town feeling sometimes.