Tazewell County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Pekin and the largest city is Pekin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.tazewell.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 135,707 and the 2010 census population was 135,394. The land area is 648.97 square miles and there are 208.6 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 91.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,000, there are 54,428 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,037, the median household income is $56,067, and 9.1% of the persons in Tazewell County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,910. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,758,134, and sales per capita were $13,424. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.9%.
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