South Pekin, Illinois

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South Pekin, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of South Pekin, Illinois

Comparing South Pekin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 6 8
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2

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South Pekin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles S of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Tazewell
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61564
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.494
Longitude -89.651

South Pekin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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South Pekin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,162 100%
Male 574 49.4%
Female 588 50.6%
Under 18 360 31%
18+ 802 69%
65+ 111 9.6%
Median Age 30.7
Average Family Size 3.12
White 1,154 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.1%

Estimated South Pekin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,213
Growth 51
Growth % 4.4%

South Pekin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.3%
English 14.2%
Irish 11.9%
US/American 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Italian 4.3%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Dutch 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
British 1.2%
Scottish 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Pekin 1,162 $42,102
Green Valley 728 $50,268
Kingston Mines 259 $45,556
Manito 1,733 $48,438
Mapleton 227 $63,750
North Pekin 1,574 $44,013
Pekin 33,857 $46,346

South Pekin Public Libraries

South Pekin P.l.
208 MAIN ST. PO BOX 490
South Pekin, Illinois
(309) 348-2446

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