Income/capita 14%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 14%
Income per capita$25,530$31,502$29,829
Median household income$50,664$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,662$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,080$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$39,693$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,014$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level12.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pekin is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Pekin is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pekin is 14% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pekin is 16% lower than the national average

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      Pekin employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector28.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.3%16.6%
      Public administration7.2%4.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%2.2%
      Education, health & social services8.0%37.9%

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      Lake Camelot, IL1,890$104,35889%
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      Morton, IL16,343$73,26332%
      Washington, IL16,102$71,70230%
      Mapleton, IL307$65,20818%
      Pekin, IL34,003$50,6648%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dana Point, CA34,009$83,91352%
      Houma, LA34,052$48,28013%
      Chester, PA34,056$27,21751%
      El Mirage, AZ33,937$49,50411%
      Kyle, TX34,080$72,19130%
      Pekin, IL34,003$50,6648%
      Source: The Pekin, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).