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0.29% growth
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3.69% growth
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1.66% growth
Median Property Value
2.78% growth


The economy of Pekin, IL employs 15,495 people. The economy of Pekin, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.21; 1.86; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pekin, IL are Manufacturing (2,787), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,658), and Retail trade (2,270), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,750), Educational Services ($41,157), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,714).

Median household income in Pekin, IL is $50,664. Males in Pekin, IL have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,460. The income inequality of Pekin, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pekin, IL. In Tazewell County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,045. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Pekin, IL is from the county of Tazewell County, IL.

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Pekin, IL is home to a population of 34,003 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pekin, IL is composed of 31,977 White residents (94%), 678 Black residents (1.99%), 554 Two+ residents (1.63%), 491 Hispanic residents (1.44%), and 155 Asian residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Pekin, IL are Spanish (516 speakers), Russian (132 speakers), and German (131 speakers), but compared to other places, Pekin, IL has a relative high number of German (131 speakers), Russian (132 speakers), and Other Native North American (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Peoria, IL Metro Area awarded 4,593 degrees. The student population of Peoria, IL Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,766 male students and 2,827 female students. Most students in Peoria, IL Metro Area are White (3,579 and 77.9%), followed by Black or African American (395 and 8.6%), Hispanic or Latino (170 and 3.7%), and Asian (117 and 2.55%). The largest universities in Peoria, IL Metro Area by number of graduates are Illinois Central College (1,810 and 39.4%), Bradley University (1,497 and 32.6%), and Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria (471 and 10.3%). The most popular majors in Peoria, IL Metro Area are Registered Nursing (371 and 8.08%), General Business Administration & Management (108 and 2.35%), and Mechanical Engineering (79 and 1.72%). The median tuition costs in Peoria, IL Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $31,740 and $31,740 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pekin, IL is $103,500, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $100,700 to $103,500, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Pekin, IL is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pekin, IL have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pekin, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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