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Pekin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Pekin had a population of 33,458 as of July 1, 2017. Pekin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pekin is located at latitude 40.5675 and longitude -89.6249 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pekin (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.55 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Pekin (GNIS ID: 2396172) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pekin is located within Township of Pekin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tazewell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pekin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pekin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,458
Daytime Population: Workers 14,549
Daytime Population: Residents 17,583
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 32,409
Population in Familes 25,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,049
Population Density2 2,250
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $45,289
Average Household Income $61,041
Per Capita Income $26,150


Total Housing Units 14,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,982 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,781 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,177 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $97,613
Average Home Value $118,971


Total Households 13,764
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 8,617
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.04%
Households -0.06% 0.01%
Families -0.17% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Pekin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pekin to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 57 96th
Population Density # 219 84th
Diversity Index # 624 54th
Median Household Income # 992 28th
Per Capita Income # 729 47th

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