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A Taste of Peoria, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PEORIA?

  1. Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, in the United States. It is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007.

  2. 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.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $36,397. The per capita income for the city was $20,512. Some 18.8% of the population was below the poverty line.

  4. Peoria has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly daily mean temperatures range from 22.5 F to 75.2 F. Snowfall is common in the winter, averaging 26.3 inches, but this figure varies considerably for different years. Precipitation, averaging at 36 inches, peaks in the spring and summer, and is the least in winter. Extremes have ranged from -27 F in January 1884 to 113 F in July 1936.

Radio Stations
WCIC 91.5 FM Pekin, IL Christian Contemporary
WZPW 92.3 FM Peoria, IL Top-40
WPBG 93.3 FM Peoria, IL Classic Hits
WZPN 96.5 FM Farmington, IL Sports
WPIA 98.5 FM Eureka, IL Top-40
WBNQ 101.5 FM Bloomington, IL Top-40

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Demographics of Peoria, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

69.29%

24.79%

0.20%

2.33%

2.51%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Peoria, Illinois


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. All About You Hair Designs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   10590 North 90th Ave. Suite 4, Peoria, IL

  2. Bling Bling Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   616 South Western Avenue Peoria, IL 61605 (309) 676-9866

  3. Come Get YA Praise On Hair -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1919 North Sheridan Road Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 685-6779

  4. Ebonies Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   2016 North Wisconsin Avenue Peoria, IL 61603 (309) 685-4363

  5. Fabulous Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3012 N Sterling Ave, #2, Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 679-9396

  6. Hair Cuttery -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2411 W Pioneer Pkwy Peoria, IL 61615-5811 (309) 693-9696

  7. Headz Up Barber Shop -  Category: Barber Shop -   1828 North Sheridan Road Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 686-7109

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. African American Contractor -  Category: Contractor Services -   307 South Western Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605-1630 (309) 966-1494

  2. African American Hall of Fame Museum -  Category: Museum -   309 S. DuSable St., Peoria, IL 61605 (309) 673-2206 - (visit website)

  3. Sweet Sounds of Reading -  Category: Education -  Founder, Vanessa Peters is a reading specialist, private tutor and homeschooling advocate. In 2005 she founded the Sweet Sounds of Reading children's tutoring program and its companion Parents Reading Training Classes. She is also the author of the reading training primer series, Letter Sounds Save Their Soul: Direct Instruction Secret to Reading Success for African American Children. http://amzn.to/14GdTck   - 1505 N. Peoria Ave., STE 707, Peoria, IL (309) 363-2290  - (visit website)

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RECREATION

  1. African American Golf Association -  Category: Black Golf Clubs -   4307 N. Sterling Ave. # 173 Peoria, IL 61615

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Hickory River Smokehouse -  Category: Barbecue and Southern/Soul -   5101 W Holiday Dr, Peoria, IL 61615 (309) 683-1227   - (visit website)

  2. Lewis & Williams Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   123 S Macarthur Hwy. Peoria, IL 61605-2174 (309) 673-0501

  3. Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe -  Category: American Restaurants -  Live Music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Weekends   - 305 S.W. Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 676-9668

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COGIC Peoria, Illinois

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black/african american special events

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF PEORIA THE STAGE PLAY

2014 W Riviera Dr
Peoria, IL
3096913069

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF PEORIA
THE STAGE PLAY
7pm
Saturday August 2 2014
Carver Center Peoria I'll 61605

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CHURCHES



  1. Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ -  3417 North Leroy Avenue Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 681-1485

  2. Kingdom Temple Cogic -  911 West Smith Street, Peoria, IL 61605-2157 (309) 655-0500

  3. Ward Chapel AME Church -  511 North Richard Allen Drive, Peoria, IL 61605-2204 (309) 676-1348

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Jukebox Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy Club -   3527 W Farmington Rd Peoria, IL 61604-4722 (309) 673-5853

  2. Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe -  Category: American Restaurants - Live Music -  Live Music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Weekends   - 305 S.W. Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 676-9668

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Friday Night Water Street Fiesta
    (June - September)   Location: 300 block of Water Street - Recurring weekly on Friday

    Delicious food, variety of street entertainment, and many vendors.


  2. JammSammich on Peoria's RiverFront!
    (August)   Location: CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing   - (visit website)

    Repertoire of Motown, disco, funk, pop, 80's, and rock!


  3. The Midwest Gospel Explosion
    (April)   Open to the public

    United Fellowshaip Ministries - 231 S. Saratoga Street - Peoria, Illinois 61605


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