New Pekin, Indiana is a small town with just under 2,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals account for a larger portion of the population here (47%) than nationally (38%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in Indiana. Only 32% of residents rent in New Pekin, as most own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $704/month, which is $123/month less than the state average.
Averaging about 36 minutes, New Pekin's commute time is longer than the state average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 41% of residents, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
New Pekin has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (30%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in New Pekin: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. New Pekin workers bring in an average annual income of about $57,000, a little less than the state average. New Pekin's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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