Pekin Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Pekin, IL

General Pekin Information

State: Illinois

County: Tazewell County

Close cities: Tremont, IL, Bellevue, IL, East Peoria, IL, Pekin, IL, Bartonville, IL, Creve Coeur, IL, Groveland, IL, Kingston Mines, IL, South Pekin, IL, Mapleton, IL, Marquette Heights, IL, North Pekin, IL, West Peoria, IL, Peoria, IL, Manito, IL

Pekin Population (census data)
Total 33,406 (-1.8% since 2000)
Male 16,404 (49.1%)
Female 17,002 (50.9%)

Population Density: 2,540 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 75.8 (US Avg is 100)

Pekin Elevation: 500 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1874

Land Area: 13.1 square miles

Median Household Income: $43,915

Zip Codes: 61555, 61554, and 61558.

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Pekin Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (28.4%)
  • Irish (11.5%)
  • English (11.3%)
  • United States (10.2%)
  • Italian (4.4%)
  • French (3.7%)

Local Pekin Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Football: St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: Bradley University, Illinois State University

Pekin School Information

High Schools
Broadmoor Junior High School (501 Maywood Avenue, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Edison Junior High School (1400 Earl Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Pekin Community High School (1903 Court Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin Community School District 303 District)
Elementary Schools
C B Smith Elementary School (1314 Matilda Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Dirksen Elementary School (501 Maywood Avenue, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Jefferson Elementary School (900 South Capitol Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
L E Starke Elementary School (1610 Holiday Drive, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Rankin Elementary School (13716 5th Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Rankin Community School District 98 District)
Sunset Hills Elementary School (1730 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Willow Elementary School (1110 Veerman Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Other/Private Schools
Pekin Preschool Family Education Center (1000 Koch Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Schramm Education Center (300 Cedar Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Tazewell-Mason Countys Special Education Association District)
Washington Intermediate School (501 Washington Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)
Wilson Intermediate School (900 Koch Street, Pekin, IL, 61554 - Pekin PSD 108 District)

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