Peoria (Illinois)

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Coordinates 40°41′37″N 89°35′20″W
Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Settled 1691
Incorporated Town 1835
Incorporated City 1845
Named for Peoria tribe
Elevation 502 ft (153 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 29 total ZIP codes: 61601-61607, 61612-61615, 61625, 61629, 61630, 61633, 61634, 61636-61639, 61641, 61643, 61650-61656
Area code(s) 309
FIPS code 17-59000
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (Mayor) Rita Ali (D)
Government (City Manager) Patrick Urich
Government (City Clerk) Beth Ball
Government (City Treasurer) Steve Morris
Government (City) 50.55 sq mi (130.93 km2)
Government (Land) 47.97 sq mi (124.24 km2)
Government (Water) 2.58 sq mi (6.69 km2)
Area (City) 50.55 sq mi (130.93 km2)
Area (Land) 47.97 sq mi (124.24 km2)
Area (Water) 2.58 sq mi (6.69 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 113,150
Population (2020) (Density) 2,358.72/sq mi (910.71/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 373,590

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Peoria (/piˈɔːriə/pee-OR-ee-ə) is the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, United States, and the largest city on the Illinois River. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 113,150. It is the principal city of the Peoria Metropolitan Area in Central Illinois, consisting of the counties of Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford, which had a population of 402,391 in 2020. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest permanent European settlement in Illinois according to the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. Originally known as Fort Clark, it received its current name when the County of Peoria organized in 1825. The city was named after the Peoria tribe, a member of the Illinois Confederation. On October 16, 1854, Abraham Lincoln made his Peoria speech against the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Prior to prohibition, Peoria was the center of the whiskey industry in the United States. More than 12 distilleries operated in Peoria by the end of the 19th century, more than any other city in the U.S.

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