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Population in 2012: 34,084 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 

Males: 16,549  (48.6%)
Females: 17,535  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,770 (it was $37,972 in 2000)
Pekin:

$50,770
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,140

Pekin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,347 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Pekin:

$104,347
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,765; Detached houses: $110,295; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,228; In 2-unit structures: $125,973; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,187; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,200; Mobile homes: $17,587

Median gross rent in 2012: $616.

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  • White alone - 31,651 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 817 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 753 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 300 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 68 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 80 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pekin: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.6%), Irish (14.5%), United States (14.0%), English (9.9%), Italian (4.2%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/10/1874

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,592 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Pekin:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pekin city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

336 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 101 registered sex offenders living in Pekin, Illinois as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pekin to the number of sex offenders is 337 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,974 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,612 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (10.7 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (134.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: North Pekin, IL (1.8 miles ), Marquette Heights, IL (2.0 miles ), Mapleton, IL (2.2 miles ), South Pekin, IL (2.3 miles ), Bartonville, IL (2.3 miles ), Creve Coeur, IL (2.4 miles ), Kingston Mines, IL (2.7 miles ), Lake Camelot, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 78 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2002: 62 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2003: 74 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $181,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 89.64 W

Pekin nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Celestial City, Marigold Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,016 (-6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,444 (43.0%)

Area code: 309

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Crime rates in Pekin by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001100301
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.03.03.00.00.09.00.02.9
Rapes 33393737392112321925282619
per 100,000 97.5115.2109.3110.7117.563.136.095.956.974.884.376.055.6
Robberies 151116161371114710719519
per 100,000 44.332.547.347.939.221.033.042.021.029.9213.8277.755.6
Assaults 1482091431431371271029899119515137
per 100,000 437.1617.3422.4427.8412.8381.5306.0293.7296.4356.015.143.9400.9
Burglaries 295243251251177176192157165210142152164
per 100,000 871.3717.7741.4750.9533.3528.8576.0470.5494.0628.2427.6444.4479.9
Thefts 6169831,0111,011717697704726755714511607728
per 100,000 1819.42903.42986.13024.42160.32094.02112.12175.72260.52135.81538.91774.52130.1
Auto thefts 47524242385742864748204223
per 100,000 138.8153.6124.1125.6114.5171.2126.0257.7140.7143.660.2122.867.3
Arson 127888165963418
per 100,000 35.420.723.623.924.148.115.027.018.09.012.02.923.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 334.4417.6379.7384.5332.0276.5248.9304.5255.6290.3257.3273.7280.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pekin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 63 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Illinois average:

2.76

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Pekin, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pekin-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Pekin city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Pekin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Pekin center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tazewell County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Everett Dirksen - Army officer, Erik Brann - Guitarist, Henry Andrews Bumstead - Physicist, Ormond Stone - Astronomer, Sol Bloom - Politician, Wyllis Cooper - Screenwriter, D.A. Points - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 12/1/76), Eric Monti - Professional golfer, Bryce Aneloski - Ice hockey player, Hank Bruder - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Pekin:

  • FMC - CENTRAL ILLINOIS PEKIN (Dialysis Facility, 600 S 13TH ST)
  • ABLING HANDS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 804 SHERIDAN ROAD)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE PLUS INC. (Home Health Center, 514 COURT STREET)
  • PEKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME C (Home Health Center, 600 S. 13TH ST. 4TH FL)
  • DAVIES SQUARE (Hospital, 1817 CRESENT DRIVE)
  • MARIGOLD ESTATES (Hospital, 3240 BARNEY AVENUE)
  • PEKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 600 SOUTH 13TH STREET)
  • AMERICANA HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, ALLENTOWN RD)
  • B J PERINO NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, 601 PRINCE ST)
  • HALLMARK HOUSE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2501 ALLENTOWN ROAD)
  • PEKIN MANOR (Nursing Home, 1520 EL CAMINO DRIVE)
  • TIMBERCREEK REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2220 STATE STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Pekin, IL

Airports located in Pekin:

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.

Local government website: www.ci.pekin.il.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pekin:

  • Bradley University (about 9 miles; Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Central College (about 12 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Heartland Community College (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Illinois State University (about 35 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 35 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Western Illinois University (about 56 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,446)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 58 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high schools in Pekin:

Private high schools in Pekin:

  • FAITH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 1501 HOWARD CT; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 1011 VEERMAN ST; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pekin:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pekin:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 300 S 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 333 STATE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Pekin, map of school districts: PEKIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT108, PEKIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 303

Library in Pekin:

  • PEKIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,085,181; Location: 301 SOUTH FOURTH STREET; 130,329 books; 5,721 audio materials; 6,008 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 192 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace, Jeff Bill (1977) -- collegiate tennis player (Illinois State University)

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Notable locations in Pekin: Pekin Commercial Park (A), Sunset Hills Golf Course (B), Parkview Golf Course (C), Tazewell County Jail (D), Tazewell County Courthouse (E), Pekin Public Library (F), Pekin City Hall (G), Federal Correctional Institution Pekin (H), Tazewell County Sheriff Office (I), Pekin Fire Department Station 2 (J), Pekin Fire Department (K), Advanced Medical Transport (L), Pekin Fire Department Station 3 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pekin Mall Shopping Center (1), Vogels Market Square Shopping Center (2), Sunset Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pekin include: Liberty Baptist Church (A), Congregational Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Church of the Nazarene (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Veteran's Memorial Cemetery (1), Lakeside Cemetery (2), Lakeview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pekin Lake (A), Sunset Hills Lake Number 1 (B), Sunset Hills Lake Number 2 (C), Sunset Hills Golf Course Lake (D), Home Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pekin include: James Park (1), John T McNaughton Park (2), Everett Dirksen Park (3), Willow Park (4), Mineral Springs Park (5), Blinkiron Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Concorde Inn & Suites (2801 Court Street), Econo Lodge & Suites (3240 North Vandever Avenue), Comfort Inn Pekin (3240 North Vandever Avenue), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (3615 Kelly Avenue).

Courts: Tazewell County - Circuit Courts Office- Small Claims (Floor 3), Tazewell County - Circuit Courts Office- Administrative Secretary (Floor 1), Tazewell County - Circuit Courts Office- Civil (Floor 1), Catherine Court (1 Marion), Tazewell County - Circuit Courts Office- Felony (Floor 3), Court Catherine (1 Marion Point), Tazewell County - Circuit Courts Office- Misdemeanor (Floor 1).

 
Tazewell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.1. This is about average.
City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0222
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.739. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.739
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pekin, IL

People in group quarters in Pekin in 2010:

  • 1,652 people in federal prisons
  • 281 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Pekin in 2000:

  • 1,629 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 299 people in nursing homes
  • 99 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Pekin compared to Illinois state average:

Pekin, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Pekin (2011 data):

  • Herget Bank, National Association: Sunset Branch, Pekin Branch, at 33 South 4th Street, Broadway Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $267.3 mil, Deposits: $238.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Herget Financial Corp.
  • Pekin National Bank: at 333 Court Street, Park-Sheridan Facility, Drive-In South Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $23.9 mil, Deposits: $19.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: Pekin Broadway Branch at 2807 Broadway, branch established on 1999/01/04; First State Pekin Branch at 3400 Court Street, branch established on 1971/02/09. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Pekin Illinois Branch at 3320 Veterans Drive, branch established on 2007/03/24. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Morton Community Bank: Pekin Savings Branch at 601 Court St, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/15: Bank assets: $2,667.0 mil, Deposits: $2,086.4 mil, headquarters in Morton, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc. Esop And Trust
  • South Side Trust & Savings Bank of Peoria: Pekin Il Branch at 3200 Veterans Drive, branch established on 2011/05/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $668.3 mil, Deposits: $535.4 mil, headquarters in Peoria, IL, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Mid Illinois Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pekin: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 532 Court Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $26.7 mil, Deposits: $21.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Pekin Downtown Branch at 300 South 4th Street, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Commerce Bank: Pekin Branch at 110 N 5th St, branch established on 1887/08/10. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pekin, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Pekin, 3240 Vandever Ave, Pekin, IL 61554 , Phone: (309) 353-4047, Fax: (309) 353-4047
  • Holiday Inn Express, 3615 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554 , Phone: (309) 353-3305, Fax: (309) 353-3308
  • Super 8 Pekin, Il, 3830 Kelly St, Pekin, IL 61554 , Phone: (309) 347-8888
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pekin, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pekin travel time to work - commute


Pekin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pekin city (based on Tazewell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.02%
Here45.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents24.4%12.9%11.5%6.8%4.9%
Congregations5.2%10.4%6.7%9.7%6.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.7%4.6%3.6%3.3%23.3%
Congregations4.5%3.0%3.0%3.7%47.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Tazewell County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
This county:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
Tazewell County:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tazewell County:

8.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.2%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$311
Other Government Administration 26$171,581$79,19111$22,331
Police Protection - Officers 77$399,944$62,3290$0
Police - Other 23$88,468$46,1573$1,574
Firefighters 57$150,700$31,7260$0
Streets and Highways 33$185,110$67,3130$0
Sewerage 16$78,544$58,9084$6,096
Parks and Recreation 16$74,661$55,99624$20,864
Transit 8$32,629$48,94472$55,656
Other and Unallocable 13$53,612$49,4880$0
Totals for Government 269$1,235,249$55,104117$106,832

Pekin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,532,000 ($44.95)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,398,000 ($187.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,604,000 ($164.42)
    General - Other: $3,658,000 ($107.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,091,000 ($61.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,456,000 ($42.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,404,000 ($41.19)
    Sewerage: $1,312,000 ($38.49)
    Libraries: $905,000 ($26.55)
    General Public Buildings: $599,000 ($17.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $435,000 ($12.76)
    Transit Utilities: $268,000 ($7.86)
    Financial Administration: $243,000 ($7.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($2.79)
    Air Transportation: $66,000 ($1.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,080,000 ($61.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $403,000 ($11.82)
    Police Protection: $366,000 ($10.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000 ($5.28)
    Libraries: $160,000 ($4.69)
    Central Staff Services: $123,000 ($3.61)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($3.02)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($2.79)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($0.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,895,000 ($319.65)

Pekin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,735,000 ($109.58)
    Sewerage: $2,465,000 ($72.32)
    Air Transportation: $56,000 ($1.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($1.06)
    Parking Facilities: $10,000 ($0.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $501,000 ($14.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $67,000 ($1.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $728,000 ($21.36)
    Interest Earnings: $653,000 ($19.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $410,000 ($12.03)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($0.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,593,000 ($281.45)
    Highways: $2,118,000 ($62.14)
    Public Welfare: $121,000 ($3.55)
    Transit Utilities: $69,000 ($2.02)
    All Other: $46,000 ($1.35)
  • Tax - Property: $5,259,000 ($154.30)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,179,000 ($93.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,160,000 ($34.03)
    Other License: $276,000 ($8.10)

Pekin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,969,000 ($1378.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $45,969,000 ($1348.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,944,000 ($174.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,021,000 ($147.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,300,000 ($38.14)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000 ($29.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $377,000 ($11.06)

Pekin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,260,000 ($565.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,969,000 ($1348.70)

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($207 average AGI)
Tazewell County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Peoria County, IL  2.48% ($39,334 average AGI)
from Woodford County, IL  0.42% ($35,895)
from McLean County, IL  0.34% ($36,050)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($113 average AGI)
Tazewell County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Peoria County, IL  2.12% ($33,412 average AGI)
to Woodford County, IL  0.42% ($43,876)
to McLean County, IL  0.41% ($37,836)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pekin:

  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOAM (1350 AM; 1 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEO (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PEORIA, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pekin:

  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXCL (104.9 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPPY (101.1 FM; GLASFORD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WSWT (106.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W278AE (103.5 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZPW (92.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: B&G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWCT (96.5 FM; FARMINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDQX (102.3 FM; MORTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WFYR (97.3 FM; ELMWOOD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WBYS-FM (107.9 FM; CANTON, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pekin:

  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • W41BO (Channel 41; PEORIA, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAOE (Channel 59; PEORIA, IL; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W67CW (Channel 67; PEORIA, IL; Owner: M.C. PRODUCTIONS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Pekin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 166 meters (545ft)
Total costs: $299,000
Total average daily traffic: 43,025
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,829

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pekin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pekin, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 183 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pekin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pekin)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED152$89,503138$89,313591$99,40328$40,2555$257,00461$69,0311$149,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$111,7883$54,47038$107,2865$44,7360$04$79,0830$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$79,24714$72,317146$87,54547$31,3081$19,44010$63,0650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$68,3449$78,039129$101,7024$66,2500$03$50,4830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$75,1900$019$87,0571$919,5200$01$44,6800$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00 , 0207.00, 0208.00, 0209.00, 0210.00, 0211.01, 0211.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$109,20528$96,9862$64,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$86,1915$81,4640$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$49,7883$137,2233$45,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$118,4953$172,0270$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$34,3901$63,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00 , 0207.00, 0208.00, 0209.00, 0210.00, 0211.01, 0211.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Pekin


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pekin, IL

Most common first names in Pekin, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29880.3 years
William28174.4 years
John26975.0 years
Robert26971.2 years
James24170.1 years
Charles22173.8 years
George16977.2 years
Helen16579.4 years
Dorothy16077.7 years
Margaret12979.6 years
Most common last names in Pekin, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14374.7 years
Johnson8076.0 years
Miller7574.4 years
Martin7476.7 years
Jones7378.0 years
Davis6776.9 years
Brown6077.4 years
Williams5776.0 years
Taylor4871.3 years
Morris4273.6 years
Businesses in Pekin, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's3
CVS1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Deb1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Jimmy John's1UPS5
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Pekin, IL


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Total of 59 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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