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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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,972
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pekin demographic reports
Pekin is on the Illinois River
Public transportation: Pekin Municipal Bus Service (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· Scott D. Altman, astronaut
Local festivals include:
  • Veteran's Memorial Fair - July 30-Aug. 2, 2007
  • Marigold Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Pekin Eagle Census Festival - Jan. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pekin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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13% of Pekin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pekin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.


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Libraries in Pekin include Pekin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pekin include Pekin Daily Times

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Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pekin political report.

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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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