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New Pekin, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of New Pekin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 38.5021 and longitude -86.0144. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of New Pekin, but most people and references simply refer to it as New Pekin, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for New Pekin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of New Pekin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Pekin: Old Pekin, Pekin, Pekin Station.

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New Pekin, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,405
Population in Households 1,405
Population in Familes 1,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 593
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $64,568
Average Home Value $73,371


Median Household Income $30,150
Average Household Income $39,817
Per Capita Income $15,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families 1.03% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


New Pekin, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Pekin to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 282 59th
Population Density1 # 556 19th
Diversity Index2 # 308 55th
Median Household Income # 664 3rd
Per Capita Income # 659 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.