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Village of North Pekin
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Welcome to the Village of North Pekin, IL website!

We are a small community located in Tazewell County in central Illinois and bordered by the Cities of Marquette Heights, Creve Coeur, Pekin and the Illinois River. North Pekin is a part of the greater Peoria Metropolitan area. This has given us a chance to live in a more rural setting but still have access to urban amenities. The Village was incorporated in 1947 and follows a Commission form of government.

Commission

Characteristics include:

·  Voters elect individual commissioners to a small governing board

·  Each commissioner is responsible for one specific aspect, such as fire, police, public works, health, finance

·  One commissioner is designated as chairman or mayor, who presides over meetings

·  The commission has both legislative and executive functions

For us in North Pekin, there is a Board of Trustees consisting of 6 elected officials each serving on three committees and Chairperson of one: Public Safety, Streets, Water & Sewer, Records & Finance, Public Property & Parks, and Health & Flood. The President of the Board conducts meetings, serves as the Liquor Commissioner, heads the Economic Development Committee, and makes the committee assignments and appointed positions each year.   Our Village Clerk is an elected position and is responsible for maintaining the records of the Village and is our Freedom of Information Act Officer.

The commission form of city government is the oldest form of government in the U.S., but exists today in less than 1% of cities.

 

North Pekin is located at 40°36′40″N 89°37′28″W (40.611088, -89.624536).[1]

According to the 2010 census, North Pekin has a total area of 1.708 square miles (4.42 km2), of which 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2) (or 98.36%) is land and 0.028 square miles (0.07 km2) (or 1.64%) is water.

Population in 2014: 1,596 (92% urban, 8% rural)

Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 

 

Males: 799 

 (50.1%)

Females: 797 

 (49.9%)

 

Median resident age: 

      37.9 years

Illinois median age: 

      37.2 years

Zip codes:                          61554.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,673 (it was $41,375 in 2000)

North Pekin:

     $46,673

Illinois:

     $56,210


Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,132 (it was $18,072 in 2000)

North Pekin village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,029 (it was $64,100 in 2000)

North Pekin:

    $87,029

Illinois

    $169,600


Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $151,263; Detached houses: $154,380; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,552; In 2-unit structures: $130,736; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,140; Mobile homes: $10,559

Median gross rent in 2013: $821.



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