Peoria County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Peoria and the largest city is Peoria. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.peoria.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 187,319 and the 2010 census population was 186,494. The land area is 619.21 square miles and there are 301.2 persons per square mile.
75.1% of the population is White, 18% is Black or African American, 4.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 89.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,200, there are 75,892 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,438, the median household income is $50,712, and 17.2% of the persons in Peoria County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 13,447. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,425,913, and sales per capita were $13,250. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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