Map of Illinois highlighting the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Map of Illinois highlighting the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of six counties in Central Illinois, anchored by the city of Peoria. As of the 2020 census, the MSA had a population of 402,391.[1] The City of Peoria, according to the 2020 US Census Bureau, has 113,150 people.[2]



Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 10,000 to 40,000 inhabitants

Places with 2,500 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 2,500 inhabitants

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places


Combined Statistical Area

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Components of the Peoria–Canton Combined Statistical Area.
  Peoria MSA
  Canton μSA

The Peoria–Canton Combined Statistical Area was made up of six counties in central Illinois. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 405,149 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 412,517).[4] US Census Bureau integrated the previous Canton Statistical Area into the Peoria MSA, therefore now the CSA is now longer in existence.


As of the census[5] of 2020, there were 402,391 people within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 88.54% White, 8.40% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $42,805, and the median income for a family was $50,756. Males had a median income of $38,135 versus $23,793 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $20,104.

See also


  1. ^ "Peoria (Metropolitan Statistical Area, Metropolitan Areas, USA) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". Retrieved 2021-12-11.
  2. ^ "Peoria (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau".
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on April 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website".