|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
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.
Parts of Pekin are located within Peoria County and Tazewell County.
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.
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.
Pekin has a population density of 2,341.8 people per square mile.
|1229||Elk Grove Village||32,066||-7.7%|
|1259||Dania Beach, Florida||31,454||14.9%|
|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%|
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.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.0% of the residents of Pekin are 65 or older.
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.
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.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.0% of Pekin residents are in the labor force.
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.
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.
The unemployment rate in Pekin is 5.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Pekin, 11.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Pekin is $50,973.
In Pekin, 69.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 30.6% of housing units in Pekin.
Of all the housing units in Pekin, 21.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Pekin, 8.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Pekin is $659.
In Pekin, 78.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.