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Peoria County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 619.2 square miles
Population Density 301.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 188,429
Population change 1%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 23.8%
65 and over 14.7%
Females 51.5%
White 75.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.4
Asian 3.6%
Two or more races 2.8%
Black or African American 18%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.9%
Veterans 12,756
Households and Housing
Households 75,892
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.6%
Median household income $50,712
The per capita income $28,438
Live below the poverty line. 17.2%
housing units 83,303
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $123,200
Residents owning their homes. 65.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 13,447
Women-owned firms 29.7%
Asian-owned firms 2.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.2%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,425,913
Retail sales per capita $13,250
Manufacturers shipments $4,951,288
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,609,825