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Overview

Introduction to East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria, Illinois, in Tazewell county, is 2 miles S of Peoria, Illinois (center to center) and 130 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Peoria - Pekin metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

East Peoria History

East Peoria was initially established as Bluetown. It was platted by Joseph Schertz in 1864 and renamed Hilton in 1869. Coleville and the former community of Bluetown merged in 1884 and were officially incorporated as Hilton. It was named the Village of East Peoria in 1919. The earliest industries revolved around coal mining as a rich vein of coal was discovered near the surface. The development of railroads led to the development of East Peoria as a manufacturing center.

East Peoria and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Crevecoeur State Park
  • Glen Oak Zoo
  • John C. Flanagan House Museum
  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Newman Golf Course
  • Leo Donovan Golf Course

Things To Do In East Peoria

People who like to have fun would never be disappointed in East Peoria because it offers a varied range of activities. The area is famous for its special events and programs such as the EastSide Centre athletic tournaments, the Festival of Lights, fishing tournaments, and car shows. One can also visit the parks, golf courses, and museums in and around the city.

East Peoria Transportation

The Greater Peoria Regional Airport is approximately 10 miles.

East Peoria Higher Education

The Illinois Central College is within the city and Bradley University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,090
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+11,468
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,392

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,125
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$131,700

Ancestry

Irish14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
English9.9%
Italian4%
Polish3%
Swedish2.8%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Danishn0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Belgian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.4%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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East Peoria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Peoria County, Tazewell County
Standard Zip Codes61611
Company Zip Codes61635, 61630
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-89.6

East 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)

StationPEORIA GTR PEORIA AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationPRINCEVILLE
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches
StationMASON CITY 1 W
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bartonville6,406$60,586
Creve Coeur5,653$46,328
Marquette Heights2,891$71,000
North Pekin1,449$56,429
Peoria115,990$61,964

East Peoria Public Libraries

Fondulac Public Library District
400 RICHLAND STREET
East Peoria, Illinois
(309) 699-3917

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East Peoria Public Schools

Armstrong-oakview Elem School
1848 Highview Rd
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Central Jr High School
601 Taylor St
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Don D Shute Elem School
300 Briarbrook Dr
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 210
East Peoria High School
1401 E Washington St
ZIP: 61611
(309) 694-8300
High
Total Enrollment 1094
Glendale Elem School
1000 Bloomington Rd
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
Lincoln Elem School
801 Springfield Rd
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 184
P L Bolin Elem School
428 Arnold Rd
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
Riverview Elem School
1421 Spring Bay Rd
ZIP: 61611
(309) 822-8550
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Robein Elem School
200 Campus Ave
ZIP: 61611
(309) 694-1409
Primary
Total Enrollment 149
Woodrow Wilson Elem School
300 Oakwood Ave
ZIP: 61611
(309) 427-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
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