Peoria County

Snapshot - Peoria County

Population187,117
Households75,892
Median Age36.7
Median Income$50,712
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau

Peoria County offers big city assets without the attendant congestion and hectic pace. Home to the region’s metropolitan center, Peoria, the county is the largest in the region with 186,494 in population. Naturally, residents and visitors alike equate Peoria with Caterpillar Inc., but the region also boasts the USDA’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research Lab, a renowned medical community with the only Level 1 trauma center in Greater Peoria, and many innovative high-tech firms. The Peoria Next Innovation Center, a technology business incubator, is leading the region’s growth in its manufacturing economy through innovation and improving the manufacturing process. The county is home to Bradley University, Illinois Central College’s Downtown and North campuses, Robert Morris College, Midstate College, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Peoria County offers a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages. Learn more about Peoria County.

Workforce - Peoria County

Labor Force88,474
Employed82,600
Unemployed5,874
Unemployment Rate6.6%
Avg Yearly Unemployment7.6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2015

Employment By Industry - Peoria County

Peoria# of Jobs% of Workforce
Total100,626100%
Construction3,4153%
Manufacturing7,7538%
Wholesale Trade3,6004%
Retail Trade9,70110%
Transportation and Warehousing2,7363%
Finance and Insurance3,2503%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services8,2428%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services7,7638%
Health Care and Social Assistance24,32724%
Accomodation and Food Services7,3587%
Other Services (except Public Administration3,9844%
Government9,85110%
Other8,6469%
Source: 2014 EMSI

Top Private Sector Companies - Peoria County

RankCompanyEmployees In County
1Caterpillar8,157
2OSF Saint Francis Medical Center5,800
3Unity Point Health Methodist2,979
4Peoria School District 1502,616
5Illinois Central College1,716
6Bradley University1,239
7Proctor Hospital1,100
8USPS650
9HGS (USA)500
10RLI Insurance450

Educational Attainment - Peoria County

 High School Graduate +Bachelor's Degree +
Peoria County89.9%28.9%
Illinois87.3%31.4%
United States86%28.8%
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau