Pekin, Illinois Population 2021

31,633
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Pekin is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 31,633, it is the 59th largest city in Illinois and the 1240th largest city in the United States. Pekin is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -7.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,094 in 2010. Pekin reached it's highest population of 34,044 in 2012. Spanning over 15 miles, Pekin has a population density of 2,168 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pekin is $61,567 with a poverty rate of 14.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $106,200. The median age in Pekin is 39.7 years, 36.7 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

Pekin Demographics

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

  • White: 95.14%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.88%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Pekin, Illinois is 31,633, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,251.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,094.

Pekin, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,25095.14%
Black or African American6732.05%
Two or More Races6191.88%
Asian1530.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.23%
Some Other Race670.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%
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Pekin Population by Race

Pekin Population Pyramid 2021

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Pekin Median Age

39.7


Total

36.7


Male

42.9


Female

Pekin Adults

There are 25,478 adults, (5,927 of whom are seniors) in Pekin.

Pekin Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pekin Sex Ratio

Female

16,757

51.02%

Male

16,089

48.98%

Pekin Population by Age

Pekin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pekin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All69.4%30.6%
Male61.5%38.5%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female54.9%45.1%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pekin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,5592.369.4
Married5,6543.0787.4
Non Family5,6341.256.5
Female1,7493.0854.9
Male5223.1661.5

2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Pekin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4942.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,8237.89%
High School Graduate8,45036.59%
Some College5,71724.76%
Associates Degree2,33510.11%
Bachelors Degree2,94612.76%
Graduate Degree1,3285.75%
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Pekin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,75919,7674,035
Black58838435
Hispanic433346123
Multiple Races20419230
Native American7646
Other Race6748
Asian666251

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.27%.

Pekin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,305$42,603$26,602
Less Than High School$16,034$16,173$15,000
High School Grad$28,298$38,783$21,812
Some College$31,954$46,646$26,694
Bachelors Degree$46,085$59,129$36,712
Graduate Degree$53,062$75,625$51,213

$32,305

Average Earnings

$42,603

Average Male

$26,602

Average Female

Pekin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pekin Language by Age

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Pekin Language

98.04% of Pekin residents speak only English, while 1.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Pekin Language

Pekin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,7544,19114.09%
Multiple59731352.43%
Hispanic4958717.58%
Native2626100.00%
Black672334.33%
Other1717100.00%

14.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.51%

Male Poverty Rate

15.33%

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 White, with 14.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.88%.

Pekin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.54%
High School13.75%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%

Pekin Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.96%
Male Unemployed20.88%
Female Employed8.87%
Male Employed5.25%

Pekin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pekin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,973$61,567
Families$64,695$76,807
Married Families$80,300-
Non Families$32,208$38,228
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Income by Household Type

Pekin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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 35-44.

Pekin Marital Status by Race

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Pekin Marital Status

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2,086

Number of Veterans

1,925

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam771
First Gulf War431
Second Gulf War424
Korea160
World War II101

Pekin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74564
35 to 54538
75+425
55 to 64381
18 to 34178

Pekin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0468.43%
Black213.17%
2 or More196.27%

Pekin Veterans by Race

Pekin Veterans by Education

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6.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pekin Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

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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81.32%

Born in Illinois

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Pekin residents were born in the United States, with 81.32% having been born in Illinois. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pekin Place of Birth

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

Pekin Population by Year