Pekin Population By Year

Population Graph For Pekin, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 31,448 1,260 -0.6%
2020 31,645 1,242 -0.7%
2010 34,094 1,051 0.1%
2000 33,906 950 0.5%
1990 32,228 867

Pekin Population Facts

What is the current population of Pekin?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Pekin is 31,448. Pekin, Illinois is the 1,260th largest city in the US.

What county is Pekin, Illinois in?

Parts of Pekin are located within Peoria County and Tazewell County.

What is the size of Pekin, Illinois in square miles?

Pekin has an area of 14.6 square miles.

What was the peak population of Pekin?

The peak population of Pekin was in 2010, when its population was 34,094. In 2010, Pekin was the 1,051st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,260th largest city in the US. Pekin is currently 7.8% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Pekin shrinking?

Pekin has shrunk 7.2% since the year 2000. Pekin, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Pekin, Illinois?

Pekin has a population density of 2,341.8 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
1173 Woodridge 33,826 8.6%
1194 St. Charles 33,009 16.8%
1207 Glendale Heights 32,796 2.5%
1220 O'Fallon 32,292 44.9%
1229 Elk Grove Village 32,066 -7.7%
1255 Mundelein 31,560 1.4%
1260 Pekin 31,448 -7.2%
1293 Gurnee 30,521 5.4%
1300 Niles 30,345 1.0%
1303 Highland Park 30,177 -0.4%
1308 North Chicago 30,029 -16.5%
1312 Algonquin 29,944 28.7%
1318 Galesburg 29,712 -11.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
1254 Shawnee, Oklahoma 31,576 8.3%
1255 Mundelein, Illinois 31,560 1.4%
1256 LaGrange, Georgia 31,551 19.5%
1257 Opelika, Alabama 31,538 27.7%
1258 Nicholasville, Kentucky 31,490 51.0%
1259 Dania Beach, Florida 31,454 14.9%
1260 Pekin, Illinois 31,448 -7.2%
1261 Naugatuck, Connecticut 31,433 1.3%
1262 Holladay, Utah 31,390 19.3%
1263 Jackson, Michigan 31,347 -13.5%
1264 New Bern, North Carolina 31,346 34.7%
1265 Morrisville, North Carolina 31,278 461.7%
1266 Port Chester, New York 31,190 11.8%

Pekin Demographics

What is the voting age population of Pekin, Illinois?

The total voting age population of Pekin, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 25,394. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 18.0% of the residents of Pekin are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Pekin, Illinois?

The racial demographics of Pekin are 95.1% White, 2.0% Black, 1.9% Two or more races, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and 0.2% Other. Additionally, 1.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois residents are below the poverty line?

In Pekin, 14.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.3%. On a per-household basis, 10.9% of families are below the poverty line in Pekin.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 59.0% of Pekin residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Pekin, Illinois residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.0% of Pekin residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.5% have a bachelor's degree and 5.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Pekin residents aged 5 and older, 2.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.

Pekin Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Pekin, Illinois?

The unemployment rate in Pekin is 5.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois residents work for the government?

In Pekin, 11.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Pekin, Illinois?

The median household income in Pekin is $50,973.

Pekin Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Pekin, Illinois?

In Pekin, 69.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Pekin, Illinois?

Renters occupy 30.6% of housing units in Pekin.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Pekin, 21.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Pekin, Illinois housing units were built after 2000?

In Pekin, 8.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Pekin, Illinois?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Pekin is $659.

What percentage of households in Pekin, Illinois have broadband internet?

In Pekin, 78.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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