Pekin, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 33,857. Estimated population in 2021: 33,331 (-1.6% change)
Males: 16,626 (49.1%), Females: 17,231 (50.9%)

Tazewell County

Zip codes: 61554.

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $37,972
Median house value: $75,900

Races in Pekin:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (28.4%), Irish (11.5%), English (11.3%), United States (10.2%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.7%).

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles

Map of Pekin, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pekin

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pekin city

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,572 (+4.9%).

Hospital/medical center in Pekin:

  • PEKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (COURT AND 14TH STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Pekin:

  • METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF ILLINOIS (about 10 miles; PEORIA, IL)
  • SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; PEORIA, IL)
  • GEORGE A ZELLER MENTAL HLTH CTR (about 14 miles; PEORIA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pekin:

  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 7 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • CAPITAL (about 51 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 52 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Pekin:

  • PEKIN MUNI (about 7 miles; PEKIN, IL; Abbreviation: C15)
  • MANITO MITCHELL (about 11 miles; MANITO, IL; Abbreviation: C45)
  • RAINBOW (about 14 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: 7B1)

Amtrak station near Pekin:

  • 8 miles: PEORIA AIRPORT (6100 W. EVERETT M. DIRKSEN PKY.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Pekin:

  • CAREER LOGICS INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN (Location: 1904 SHERIDAN RD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pekin:

  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 14 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 57 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Pekin:

  • PEKIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,078; Location: 1903 COURT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Pekin:

  • FAITH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 1501 HOWARD COURT; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pekin:

  • WILSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 900 KOCH ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • WASHINGTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 501 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • BROADMOOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 501 MAYWOOD AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • EDISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 1400 EARL ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 900 S CAPITOL ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • C B SMITH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 1314 MATILDA ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • WILLOW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 1110 VEERMAN ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • PEKIN PRESCHOOL FAMILY ED CENTER (Students: 248; Location: 1000 KOCH ST; Grades: PK – 11)
  • L E STARKE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 1610 HOLIDAY DR; Grades: PK – 03)
  • SUNSET HILLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 1730 HIGHWOOD AVE; Grades: KG – 03)

Private primary/middle schools in Pekin:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 300 S SIXTH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 333 STATE ST.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • KING’S KIDS CHRISTIAN LEARNING (Students: 56; Location: 1209 PARKWAY DR; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Pekin:

  • PEKIN P.L. (Operating income: $933,903; Location: 301 SOUTH FOURTH ST.; 130,521 books; 3,085 audio materials; 3,664 video materials; 228 serial subscriptions)

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