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Peoria is a city in Peoria County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after an Indian tribe.
The latitude of Peoria is 40.693N. The longitude is -89.588W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 112,907.
Headquarters of Caterpillar, the heavy-equipment manufacturer.
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21% of Peoria residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peoria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peoria was $20,512, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Peoria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Peoria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.
Libraries in Peoria include Lakeview Library, Lincoln Library, McClure Library, Peoria Public Library, South Side Library, Taft Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Peoria include Peoria Journal Star
TV stations in Peoria include WAOE, WEEK, WHOI, WMBD, WTVP.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCBU.
Peoria County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peoria political report.
The average commute time for Peoria workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Peoria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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