Pekin, Illinois Population 2022

31,427
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Pekin is a city located in Tazewell County Illinois. Pekin has a 2020 population of 31,427. It is also the county seat of Tazewell County. Pekin is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -7.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,017 in 2010.

The average household income in Pekin is $61,567 with a poverty rate of 15.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $104,000. The median age in Pekin is 39.7 years, 36.7 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Pekin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pekinwas:

  • White: 94.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.18%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Pekin, Illinois is 31,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,427.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,017.

Pekin, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,97094.43%
Black or African American7142.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native980.30%
Asian2030.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.05%
Some Other Race730.22%
Two or More Races7232.20%
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Pekin Population by Race

Pekin Population Pyramid 2022

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Pekin Median Age

40.8


Total

37.2


Male

45.4


Female

Pekin Adults

There are 25,708 adults, (6,103 of whom are seniors) in Pekin.

Pekin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pekin Sex Ratio

Female

16,610

50.65%

Male

16,186

49.35%

Pekin Population by Age

Pekin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pekin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All68.6%31.4%
Male68%32%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
Female54.2%45.8%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pekin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7772.2668.6
Married5,1913.1290
Male6992.9268
Female1,6703.0954.2
Non Family6,2171.2454.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Pekin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7243.10%
9th to 12th Grade1,5846.77%
High School Graduate8,72037.29%
Some College5,76624.66%
Associates Degree2,46910.56%
Bachelors Degree2,82612.08%
Graduate Degree1,2975.55%
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Pekin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian969696
Hispanic418325131
2+ Races327319101
White21,81119,7903,786
Other Race64557
Black67252912
Native American9855

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,942$44,845$27,976
Less Than 9th Grade$14,128$15,731$11,809
High School Graduate$34,574$41,506$22,168
Some College$34,841$50,488$29,071
Bachelors Degree$46,250$55,089$32,281
Graduate Degree$50,000$83,179$42,583

$35,942

Average Earnings

$44,845

Average Male

$27,976

Average Female

Pekin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pekin Language by Age

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Pekin Language

98.17% of Pekin residents speak only English, while 1.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Pekin Language

Pekin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3535100.00%
Multiple71125135.30%
Hispanic5899415.96%
White29,4444,42815.04%
Black1591811.32%
Other18NaN%

15.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.30%

Male Poverty Rate

17.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pekin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pekin is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pekin is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.39%.

Pekin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.94%
High School15.61%
Some College12.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%

Pekin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.09%
Male Unemployed22.47%
Female Employed9.11%
Female Unemployed44.05%

Pekin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pekin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,552$63,868
Families$69,156$81,275
Married Families$84,109-
Non Families$37,744$40,970
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Income by Household Type

Pekin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pekin Married by Age and Sex

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Pekin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pekin Marital Status by Race

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Pekin Marital Status

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1,872

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War355
First Gulf War440
Vietnam606
Korea128
World War II45

Pekin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34113
35 to 54656
55 to 64283
65 to 74489
75+331

Pekin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8477.61%
Black233.30%
2+ Races20.44%
Hispanic20.44%

Pekin Veterans by Race

Pekin Veterans by Education

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6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pekin Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pekin Employment by Age

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Pekin Employment by Race

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Pekin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.82%

Born in Pekin

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Pekin residents were born in the United States, with 81.82% having been born in Illinois. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pekin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18603,4670.00%
18705,6962,2295.09%
18805,9932970.51%
18906,3473540.58%
19008,4202,0732.87%
19109,8971,4771.63%
192012,0862,1892.02%
193016,1294,0432.93%
194019,4073,2781.87%
195021,8582,4511.20%
196028,1466,2882.56%
197031,3753,2291.09%
198033,9672,5920.80%
199032,254-1,713-0.52%
200033,8571,6030.49%
201034,0171600.05%
201134,02690.03%
201234,044180.05%
201333,880-164-0.48%
201433,614-266-0.79%
201532,964-650-1.93%
201632,748-216-0.66%
201732,564-184-0.56%
201832,251-313-0.96%
201932,045-206-0.64%
202031,839-206-0.64%
202131,633-206-0.65%
202231,427-206-0.65%

Pekin Population by Year