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Here’s a quick look at Pekin by the numbers, giving you statistical support for making Pekin, Illinois the location of choice for your business. The following information is based on the Pekin-Peoria Area Demographics. 

Distance to Major Markets
St. Louis, MO - 165 miles
Chicago, IL - 167 miles
Indianapolis, IN - 214 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 255 miles
Louisville, KY - 327 miles
Cincinnati, OH - 327 miles
Kansas City, MO - 346 miles
Detroit, MI - 425 miles

Major Private Sector Employers 
in Pekin Area         

Caterpillar - 12,000 
WITCO - 350 
Keystone Steel & Wire - 1,600 
Midwest Generation - 325 
Unity Point Health- Pekin Hospital - 725 
Pacific Ethanol - 280 
Pekin Insurance - 600 
Podiatry Arts Lab - 190 
Ameren CILCO - 510 
MGP Ingredients - 135

Peoria-Pekin Metro Statistical Area Workforce   
Technical, Sales & Support - 32% 
Percent Unemployed - 6.2% 
Managerial & Professional - 25% 
Operators, Fabricators, Laborers - 16% 
Service - 14% 
Skilled Labor - 11% 
Farming - 2%

Educational Attainment (Pekin)
High school graduates - 81.6%
Bachelor’s degree - 13.4%

Population (Pekin)
Total population - 34,081
Male - 16,626
Female - 17,231
25 years and over - 22,848
15 years and over - 27,344
Median Age - 37.1

 

 

 

 

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Average Annual Individual Pay
Pekin/Peoria - $35,490
Blm/Normal - $38,960
Champaign/Urbana - $35,690
Davenport/Moline/RI - $34,610
Decatur - $34,660
Kankakee - $34,070
Rockford - $36,690
Springfield - $38,260

Average Temperatures
January - 29.8 F
April =- 62.1 F
July - 82.2 F
October - 54.5 F