Peoria County, IL Demographics

The total population of Peoria County is estimated to be 181,186 with 88,477 males (48.83%) and 92,709 females (51.17%). There are 4,232 more females than males in Peoria County.
The median household income in Peoria County was $63,153 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 4(0.01%) from $63,149 in 2020. This income is 84.65% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Peoria County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $84,507. Overall, the median household income for the county of Peoria County stands at $65,301.
In Peoria County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $47,712 for males and $32,442 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $66,480 for males and $53,030 for females.
In Peoria County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $84,476, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $36,266.
In 2022, the population of Peoria County was 178,383, a 0.77% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Peoria County's population was 179,764, a decline of 0.86% compared to a population of 181,322 in 2020.
The median age in Peoria County, IL is 37.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.09% were under the age of 15, 19.49% aged 15 to 29, 43.28% aged 30 to 64, 14.78% aged 65 to 84, and 2.36% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Peoria County population: 71.24% are White, 17.64% are Black or African American, 0.18% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.33% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.63% are some other race and 4.97% are multiracial.