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South Pekin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Pekin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tazewell County at latitude 40.4959 and longitude -89.6525. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of South Pekin, but most people and references simply refer to it as South Pekin, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for South Pekin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of South Pekin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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South Pekin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,146
Population in Households 1,141
Population in Familes 945
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 2,291
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 413
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $79,293
Average Home Value $87,255


Median Household Income $50,935
Average Household Income $54,674
Per Capita Income $19,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.17%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families -0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


South Pekin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pekin to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 670 51st
Population Density1 # 213 84th
Diversity Index2 # 917 33rd
Median Household Income # 745 46th
Per Capita Income # 1170 14th

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