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Chillicothe is a township in Peoria County, in the Peoria metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Chillicothe. For links to other places called Chillicothe, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chillicothe is 40.929N. The longitude is -89.494W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,233.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chillicothe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Peoria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61523 ZIP code.
30% of Chillicothe residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chillicothe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chillicothe was $21,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Chillicothe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chillicothe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Peoria County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chillicothe political report.
The average commute time for Chillicothe workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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