Population density (sq mi)2,32622891
Median age38.537.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Pekin is 920% higher than Illinois
  • The median age in Pekin is 3% higher than Illinois
  • In Pekin 95.22% of the population is White
  • In Pekin 1.99% of the population is Black
  • In Pekin 0.46% of the population is Asian

Compare Pekin, IL Demographics


      Pekin population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.35%0.23%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.09%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race1.80%2.34%3.06%
      Other race0.09%5.86%4.75%
      In Pekin, 1.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Pekin age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Pekin, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).