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Living In Pekin, IL

Pekin, a small city in Illinois, has a population of just under 34,000. Retirees should feel welcome, as they account for 17% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Most residents own their homes in Pekin, and 29% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $676/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Pekin will save around $4,500 compared to the state average.

Pekin has an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 43% of commuters, while public transit is not used widely. Few workers commute on foot.

Pekin has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Pekin: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 24% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just under $63K, Pekin workers bring in around $14,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Pekin's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

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