Introduction to Peoria Heights, Illinois

Peoria Heights, Illinois, in Peoria county, is 3 miles N of Peoria, Illinois and 126 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Peoria-Pekin metropolitan statistical area.

Peoria Heights History

In the late 19th century, the Prospect Heights Land Company was established in the area that is now Peoria Heights. The village was originally incorporated as Prospect Heights, but it was later renamed Peoria Heights because a Prospect Heights already existed in Illinois.

Peoria Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Al Fresco Amusement Park
  • Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Glen Oak Zoo

Things To Do In Peoria Heights

The John C. Flanagan House Museum, which was built in 1837, is the oldest building in Peoria Heights. The Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Grand View Drive, which was described by President Theodore Roosevelt as the world's most beautiful drive, are also accessible from Peoria Heights. Local parks include the Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Mackinaw River State Fish & Wildlife Area. Other popular attractions in area are the Glen Oak Zoo and the Miller Park Zoo.

Peoria Heights Transportation

Greater Peoria Regional is the closest major airport

Peoria Heights Higher Education

Bradley University, Illinois Central College and Illinois State University are all nearby.


Total Population 6,046
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,303
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 36.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,279
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,405
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,375


Median Family Income $62,727
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 41.7%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $91,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Peoria Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Peoria
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61616
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.747
Longitude -89.573

Peoria Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Creve Coeur 5,652 $46,250
East Peoria 23,137 $69,048
Germantown Hills 3,480 $113,352

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Peoria Heights Public Libraries

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Peoria Heights High Schools

Serves 199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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