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West Peoria, Illinois


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West Peoria, Illinois

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High Points

West Peoria strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% West Peoria Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% West Peoria Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% West Peoria People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% West Peoria Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% West Peoria College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of West Peoria, Illinois

Comparing West Peoria to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 2

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 5 5

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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West Peoria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Peoria
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61604
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.692
Longitude -89.627

West Peoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PEORIA GTR PEORIA AP
Distance 3.4 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
Station PRINCEVILLE
Distance 18.5 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 MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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West Peoria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,762 100%
Male 2,206 46.3%
Female 2,556 53.7%
Under 18 1,044 21.9%
18+ 3,718 78.1%
65+ 942 19.8%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.89
White 4,195 88.1%
African-American 406 8.5%
Asian 41 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.2%
Other 35 0.7%
Mixed Race 76 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 66 1.4%

Estimated West Peoria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,710
Growth -52
Growth % -1.1%

West Peoria Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.6%
US/American 13.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
Irish 11.2%
English 8%
Italian 3.2%
Swedish 3.1%
Polish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Lebanese 1.2%
Belgian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
European 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Peoria, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bellview (61604)
El Vista (61604)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Peoria 4,762 $51,420
Bartonville 6,310 $49,909
Bellevue 1,887 $35,972
Creve Coeur 5,448 $41,006
East Peoria 22,638 $51,836
Norwood 473 $44,688
Peoria 112,936 $46,882
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. West Reading, Pennsylvania 84.4   41.3% 26.3% 14.6% 18 $43,472 5.9% 10.7% 4,049 9.5% 47.2 0.2% 6.9
2. Forest Acres, South Carolina 82.6   36.5% 22.2% 47.1% 19 $62,026 5.6% 19.1% 10,558 7.4% 78.4 0.2% 7.8
3. East Ridge, Tennessee 82.6   32.9% 19% 15.3% 20 $43,858 5.2% 6.7% 20,640 8% 64.6 0.2% 7.8
4. Spencer, North Carolina 80.7   28.6% 18.5% 14.7% 23 $43,702 6.2% 29.7% 3,355 9.5% 45.3 0.3% 4.5
5. Kilgore, Texas 80.4   28% 16.5% 17.1% 18 $40,737 6.3% 21.8% 11,301 13.8% 105.7 0.2% 5.2
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