Pekin, Illinois Population 2024

30,766

Pekin is a city located in Tazewell County Illinois. Pekin has a 2024 population of 30,766. It is also the county seat of Tazewell County.Pekin is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -2.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,679 in 2020.

The average household income in Pekin is $70,111 with a poverty rate of 14.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pekin is 41.2 years, 38.4 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Pekin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pekin was:

  • White: 92.36%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Black or African American: 2.83%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
Land Area (mi²)
14.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,108.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.88% (-913)
The current population of Pekin, Illinois is 30,766 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,679.

Pekin, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,62692.36%
Two or more races1,1453.57%
Black or African American9072.83%
Asian1710.53%
Native American1020.32%
Other race710.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander530.17%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pekin Population by Race

Pekin Population Pyramid 2024

Pekin Median Age

41.2

Total

38.4

Male

45.3

Female

Pekin Adults

There are 25,497 adults, (6,091 of whom are seniors) in Pekin.

Pekin Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pekin Sex Ratio

Female16,19350.48%
Male15,88249.52%

Pekin Population by Age

Pekin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,5752.2465.634.4
Non Family6,3241.275248
Married4,9023.1685.814.2
Female1,6952.9753.246.8
Male6542.976.823.2
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3

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pekin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pekin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.88%.

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,112

Average Earnings

$48,529

Average Male

$33,422

Average Female

Pekin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pekin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pekin Language

97.1% of Pekin residents speak only English, while 2.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Pekin Language

Pekin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,0283,94114.06%
Black44927661.47%
Multiple1,14514812.93%
Hispanic721506.93%
Asian1653823.03%
Islander532852.83%
Native2323100%
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14.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pekin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pekin is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pekin is Hispanic, with 6.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Pekin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.5%
High School14.22%
Some College12.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%
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Pekin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.13%
Male Unemployed32.84%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed4.73%
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Pekin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pekin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pekin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pekin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Pekin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pekin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,774

Number of Veterans

1,557

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

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Pekin Veterans by War

count

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Pekin Veterans by Age

count

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Pekin Veterans by Race

Pekin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pekin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Pekin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pekin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pekin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.47%

Born in Pekin

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

1.1%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Pekin residents were born in the United States, with 81.47% having been born in Illinois. 1.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pekin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,531-247-0.83%
202829,778-247-0.82%
202730,025-247-0.82%
202630,272-247-0.81%
202530,519-247-0.8%
202430,766-247-0.8%
202331,013-247-0.79%
202231,260-247-0.78%
202131,507-172-0.54%
202031,679-402-1.25%
201932,081-200-0.62%
201832,281-315-0.97%
201732,596-190-0.58%
201632,786-214-0.65%
201533,000-647-1.92%
201433,647-264-0.78%
201333,911-161-0.47%
201234,072170.05%
201134,055140.04%
201034,0411840.54%
200033,8571,6034.97%
199032,254-1,713-5.04%
198033,9672,5928.26%
197031,3753,22911.47%
196028,1466,28828.77%
195021,8582,45112.63%
194019,4073,27820.32%
193016,1294,04333.45%
192012,0862,18922.12%
19109,8971,47717.54%
19008,4202,07332.66%
18906,3473545.91%
18805,9932975.21%
18705,6962,22964.29%
18603,467
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Pekin Population by Year