Pekin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 32,045 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Pekin is the 54th largest community in Illinois.
Pekin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pekin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pekin who work in office and administrative support (15.73%), sales jobs (10.74%), and management occupations (6.94%).
In terms of college education, Pekin is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.51% of adults 25 and older in Pekin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pekin in 2018 was $26,187, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,748 for a family of four. However, Pekin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Pekin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pekin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pekin include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Pekin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.