Tazewell County

Snapshot - Tazewell County

Population135,747
Households54,428
Median Age40.1
Median Income$56,067
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau

Tazewell County, located on the Illinois River across from Peoria County, has a population of 135,394 and is the largest county by area in the region. Agriculture is an important component of Tazewell County’s history and economy and it is ingrained with the County’s identity and way of life. Seventy-eight percent of the County’s land area consists of farmland, and agriculture is poised to remain one of the County’s defining industries. The flat fertile fields, wooded slopes, ravines and forested riparian areas contribute to a diverse landscape that provides many benefits to residents of the county. The county is home to Illinois Central College’s main campus in East Peoria, as well as their south campus in Pekin.  Larger communities in Tazewell County include East Peoria, Pekin, Morton, and Washington.  East Peoria has become a regional retail hub, offering a wide selection of nationally recognized retailers and restaurants.  Pekin, Morton, and Washington are communities of choice for family living.

Workforce - Tazewell

Labor Force65,785
Employed61,735
Unemployed4,050
Unemployment Rate6.2%
Avg Yearly Unemployment6.7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2015

Employment By Industry - Tazewell

Tazewell# of Jobs% of Workforce
Total57,501100%
Construction2,9375%
Manufacturing15,42727%
Wholesale Trade2,6235%
Retail Trade5,69610%
Transportation and Warehousing3,2556%
Finance and Insurance1,8643%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,0819%
Accomodation and Food Services5,74910%
Other Services (except Public Administration1,5033%
Government7,13912%
Other6,22711%
Source: 2014 EMSI

Top Private Sector Companies - Tazewell

RankCompanyEmployees In County
1Caterpillar3,710
2Walmart1,351
3Farmers Insurance1,260
4G&D761
5Pekin Memorian Hospital657
6Morton Industries LLC400
7Pekin Public Schools District 108350
8Tazewell County340
9Hopedale Medical Foundation310
10Apostolic Christian Home For The Handicapped300

Educational Attainment - Tazewell

 High School Graduate +Bachelor's Degree +
Tazewell County91.7%23.6%
Illinois87.3%31.4%
United States86%28.8%
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau
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