South Pekin, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Pekin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Pekin had a population of 1,144 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.4959 and longitude -89.6525 in Tazewell County. 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. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South 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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South Pekin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,144
Daytime Population: Workers 126
Daytime Population: Residents 548
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 674
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,139
Population in Familes 942
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,290
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $50,751
Average Household Income $56,907
Per Capita Income $20,738


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $77,489
Average Home Value $82,692


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 306
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 -0.02% 0.0%
Households 0.03% 0.0%
Families -0.18% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

South Pekin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 674 51st
Population Density # 210 85th
Diversity Index # 969 29th
Median Household Income # 804 41st
Per Capita Income # 1235 10th

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