Peoria demographics profile

StatisticPeoriaIllinoisNational
Population115,99012,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,40722291
Median age34.137.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%44%43%
Speak English89%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%13%13%
Peoria, IL has a population of 115,990 and is the 241st largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,407 per sq mi which is 983% higher than the Illinois average and 2557% higher than the national average. The median age in Peoria is 34 which is approximately 9% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Peoria, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 72% of Peoria residents were born in Illinois, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Peoria is 983% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Peoria is 9% lower than Illinois.
  • In Peoria 60.78% of the population is White.
  • In Peoria 26.47% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Peoria 5.48% of the population is Asian.

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Peoria population breakdown by race

RacePeoriaIllinoisNational
White60.78%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American26.47%14.30%12.63%
Asian5.48%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.38%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.71%2.34%3.06%
Other race2.17%5.86%4.75%
In Peoria, 5.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Peoria, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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