Pekin 65 Below average
Pekin Livability #739 ranked city in Illinois#18,590 ranked city in the USARanks better than 36% of areas
A+ Pekin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Pekin Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Illinois
8416% less expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pekin cost of living
C- Pekin Crime Total crime is 4% higher than Illinois
Total crime
2,3416% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 436% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
165%Year over year crime is up
Pekin crime
D+ Pekin Employment Household income is 14% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$50,6648% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,53014% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Pekin employment
F Pekin Housing Home value is 41% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$103,50044% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$65731% lower than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
Pekin real estate or Pekin rentals
F Pekin Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Illinois
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
33%33% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Pekin K-12 schools
F Pekin User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Pekin
Overall user rating
46% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
37% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Pekin, IL

      Pekin, Illinois is a mid-sized city with a population of 34,003 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Pekin is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Pekin might be a good fit as 72% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 64% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Pekin, Illinois. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Pekin and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Pekin to Illinois and the national average.

      The livability score in Pekin is 67/100 and the city is ranked in the 48th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Pekin scores well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). There are some categories that Pekin ranks poorly for, including: weather (D), education (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Pekin, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pekin. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Pekin are affordable. The median home price for Pekin homes is $103,500, which is 40.8% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pekin, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 33.3% lower than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Pekin area were 2.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at -0.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Pekin transportation information

      Average one way commute20min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.8%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Pekin, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).