Pekin Area

Pekin is a vibrant community of over 33,000 people and the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Pekin is conveniently located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (about 165 miles from each), a few hours from Indianapolis, and just 10 miles south of Peoria.

As the county seat for Tazewell County, Pekin enjoys a solid economic base and is home to many professional, industrial and manufacturing jobs – including Pekin Insurance and one of the largest ethanol facilities in the nation! Pekin also support a very successful, city-owned Business Park with a highly skilled labor force to draw on as businesses continue to move in and thrive.

Pekin isn’t just a great place to do business. It’s also a great place to live! Nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, Pekin’s state-of-the-art hospital and unequaled education system make it an idyllic location to settle in and raise a family. Plus we have the largest park district in the state and four championship golf courses where you can perfect your swing!

Check out these links to learn more about the Pekin area.

Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce
Pekin Visitors Bureau
City of Pekin
Moving to Pekin?
Pekin Park District
Pekin Public Library
Dirksen Congressional Research Center
Pekin Hospital