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Welcome to Chillicothe ...

The city of Chillicothe is located in Peoria County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chillicothe: chil-uh-KAW-thee<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chillicothe has a population of 6,016 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chillicothe.

Chillicothe is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chillicothe lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chillicothe lies within the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Chillicothe: 61523<5>

Websites for Chillicothe ...

Official Website: www.ci.chillicothe.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chillicothe had an population of 6,016 people. This is a decrease of 1.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chillicothe had a population of 6,097 people. This makes Chillicothe the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Chillicothe represents 0.05% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 300th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,097 people, the population of Chillicothe increased 1.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,996 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chillicothe.

Adding Chillicothe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chillicothe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chillicothe was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chillicothe on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Chillicothe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Chillicothe - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio (2) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chillicothe.

Communities near Chillicothe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chillicothe.

  • Peoria [Peoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Peoria County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<7>
  • East Peoria [Tazewell County]
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    • East Peoria [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,344 people
    • Former name for East Peoria:
    • Hilton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Peoria
  • Washington [Tazewell County]
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    • Washington [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<7>
  • Peoria Heights [Peoria County]
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    • Peoria Heights [Peoria County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,722 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria Heights<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eureka [Woodford County]
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      • Eureka [Woodford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<7>
    • Creve Coeur [Tazewell County]
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      • Creve Coeur [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,109 people
      • Former name for Creve Coeur:
      • Wesley City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creve Coeur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creve Coeur<7>
    • West Peoria [Peoria County]
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      • West Peoria [Peoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Peoria have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Peoria<7>
    • Metamora [Woodford County]
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      • Metamora [Woodford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,648 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metamora have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metamora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metamora<7>
    • Germantown Hills [Woodford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown Hills
      • Germantown Hills [Woodford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown Hills<7>
    • Henry [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Chillicothe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chillicothe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chillicothe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chillicothe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chillicothe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chillicothe. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chillicothe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chillicothe ...

Looking for more information about Chillicothe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chillicothe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chillicothe.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Illinois

About Peoria County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chillicothe: www.ci.chillicothe.il.us/

The official website for Peoria County: www.co.peoria.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Peoria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chillicothe. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chillicothe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chillicothe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chillicothe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chillicothe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chillicothe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chillicothe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChillicotheOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chillicothe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9222, Longitude: -89.4862    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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