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Key Facts on Our Community

For helpful links to more community information, check our Area Resources page.

  • Population: Pekin 35,000, Pekin/Peoria Metro 375,000
  • Cost of living is 11% lower than national average
  • Location provides choice of city, small town or rural setting
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis
  • Peoria Regional Airport offers daily flights to Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, etc.
  • Amenities within 25-mile radius include:
    • 12 shopping centers
    • 22 golf courses
    • 65 parks with over 12,000 acres
    • Over 31 miles of hiking trails
    • 65 gyms and health clubs
  • Minor league baseball team
  • The new $100M Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • The Peoria Zoo
  • Cultural opportunities including symphony orchestra, ballet, museums, etc.
  • 4 Top Ten school districts
  • 65 preschools and kindergartens within the metro area
  • Five private schools available
  • Nine colleges and universities less than 45 minutes away, including University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Visit the City of Pekin website and the City of Peoria website.

For more information or to discuss current & future needs, please contact:

Debbie Gaines
Physician/Advanced Practitioner Recruiter
(309) 353-0440
Dgaines@pekinhospital.com