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South Pekin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Pekin had a population of 1,111 as of July 1, 2020. South 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 South Pekin is located at latitude 40.4945 and longitude -89.6518 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Pekin encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The Village of South Pekin (GNIS ID: 2399852) 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 Village of South Pekin is located within Township of Cincinnati, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tazewell County.


South Pekin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,111 (100%)
Population in Households 1,106 (99.5%)
Population in Families 911 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 2,159
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $50,537
Average Household Income $57,740
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $21,204
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $77,024
Average Home Value $83,419
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.34% -0.45%
Households -0.19% -0.4%
Families -0.38% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.42%


South Pekin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pekin to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 676 51st
Population Density # 232 83rd
Median Household Income # 964 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 1360 99th
Per Capita Income # 1272 7th
Diversity Index # 976 28th

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