Peoria is a city on the Illinois River in the U.S. state of Illinois. In the 2000 census, Peoria had more than 110,000 people living in it. It is the home of the Peoria Rivermen ice hockey team. One of Peoria's largest businesses is Caterpillar, a company that makes bulldozers, mining trucks, and other kinds of tractors.
Peoria City Hall
Location of Peoria in Peoria County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Mayor||Jim Ardis|
|• City Manager||Patrick Urich|
|• City||50.45 sq mi (130.67 km2)|
|• Land||48.23 sq mi (124.92 km2)|
|• Water||2.22 sq mi (5.75 km2)|
|Elevation||509 ft (155 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,369.12/sq mi (914.73/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Peoria has become famous as a representation of the average American city because of its demographics and its perceived mainstream Midwestern culture. On the Vaudeville circuit, it was said that if an act would succeed in Peoria, it would work anywhere. The question "Will it play in Peoria?" has now become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the American mainstream public.
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- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
- "29 ZIP Code Results for listing Peoria, IL a "Primary city"". zipcodedownload.com. Retrieved June 29, 2015.