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Tazewell County

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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 county is home to Illinois Central College’s main campus in East Peoria, as well as their south campus in Pekin.  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. Learn more about Tazewell County.

Founded: 1827
Population:135,747
Households:54,428
Median Household Income:$56,067
Median Age: 40.1

Source: 2013 US Census Bureau

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