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Pekin is a city in Tazewell County, in the Peoria metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Pekin. For links to other places called Pekin, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pekin is 40.567N. The longitude is -89.64W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,190.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pekin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tazewell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Peoria-Pekin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61607 ZIP code.
31% of Pekin residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pekin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pekin was $19,616, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Pekin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Pekin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.
Libraries in Pekin include Pekin Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pekin include Pekin Daily Times
Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pekin political report.
The average commute time for Pekin workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pekin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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