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 Population6,046
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+3,303
Age of the Population38


% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
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 Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%


People Living Alone41.7%
Median Gross Rent$673
Median House Value$91,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.8%

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

Peoria Heights Almanac

Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City126 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
Metro AreaPeoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes61616
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Peoria Heights Climate

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

Distance8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip36 inches
Distance16.9 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
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Creve Coeur5,652$46,250
East Peoria23,137$69,048
Germantown Hills3,480$113,352

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

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Peoria Heights High Schools

Serves 199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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