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West Peoria is a township in Peoria County, in the Peoria metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named West Peoria. For links to other places called West Peoria, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of West Peoria is 40.651N. The longitude is -89.624W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,762.
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32% of West Peoria residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Peoria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Peoria was $22,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of West Peoria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Peoria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Peoria County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Peoria political report.
The average commute time for West Peoria workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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