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The Village of Peoria Heights had a population of 5,999 as of July 1, 2016. Peoria Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peoria Heights is located at latitude 40.7467 and longitude -89.57 in Peoria County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Peoria Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Peoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Peoria Heights are located in Peoria County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Woodford County.

The Village of Peoria Heights (GNIS ID: 2399652) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Peoria Heights is located within Township of Richwoods, a minor civil division (MCD) of Peoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peoria Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peoria Heights: Prospect Heights.

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Peoria Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,999
Population in Households 5,850
Population in Familes 3,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 2,378
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 2,779
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,637 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,142 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $86,081
Average Home Value $150,550


Median Household Income $41,431
Average Household Income $58,271
Per Capita Income $27,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.22%
Households -0.26% -0.23%
Families -0.58% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Peoria Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peoria Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 308 78th
Population Density1 # 202 85th
Diversity Index2 # 361 74th
Median Household Income # 1085 21st
Per Capita Income # 491 64th

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