|Named for||Peoria people|
|• City||50.55 sq mi (130.93 km2)|
|• Land||47.97 sq mi (124.24 km2)|
|• Water||2.58 sq mi (6.69 km2)|
|Elevation||502 ft (153 m)|
|• Density||2,358.72/sq mi (910.71/km2)|
|• Urban||259,781 (US: 156th)|
|• Urban density||1,781.9/sq mi (688.0/km2)|
|• Metro||402,391 (US: 138th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
29 total ZIP Codes:
Peoria is a city on the Illinois River in the U.S. state of Illinois. In the 2020 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 machinery.
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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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- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
- "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
- "29 ZIP Code Results for listing Peoria, IL a "Primary city"". Unitedstateszipcodes.org. Archived from the original on June 7, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.