The City of West Peoria and West Peoria Township encompasses approximately one and
one-half square miles and according to the 2000 census, was populated by 4,762 persons. The 2000 census, the most recent data
available for the following, also revealed that the majority, or
88.1 percent, of the population of West Peoria is white. The
11.9 percent minority population is primarily black. Nearly 22 percent of the population is under the age of 18, 20 percent are age
65 and over, and the remaining 58 percent are between the ages of 18
West Peoria is bounded on the east, north and south by the City of
Peoria. The Kickapoo River valley extends along the area’s western boundary. The northern one-third of West Peoria is distinctively
separate from the rest. The steep topography, wooded bluffs, Dry Run Creek’s floodplain, and Farmington Road (a major east/west arterial
roadway) create physical barriers between the north and south portions of the community.
To see a Peoria regional area profile
to see a community profile on the
Illinois DCEO website.