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Population (year 2000): 22,866. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,303 (+6.3% change)
Males: 11,095 (48.5%), Females: 11,771 (51.5%)

Lake County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $45,723 (year 2000)
Median house value: $115,700 (year 2000)

Zion, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Zion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.0%)
  • Black (27.1%)
  • Hispanic (15.2%)
  • Other race (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Filipino (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (8.0%), English (6.8%), United States (4.6%), Polish (4.4%), Italian (3.2%).

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Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 8.2 square miles

Zion,

For population 25 years and over in Zion

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zion city

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

8.9% Foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,882 (+14.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Waukegan, (5.8 miles pop. 87,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (42.2 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (43.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, IL Beach (2.1 miles Harbor, IL Winthrop (2.2 miles IL (5.7 miles Wadsworth, IL Waukegan, (5.8 miles Prairie, WI Pleasant (6.3 miles City, IL Park (7.8 miles IL Gurnee, (8.5 miles WI Kenosha, (8.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 1998: 105 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 1999: 108 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 89 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 98 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2003: 74 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2005: 222 buildings, average cost: $142,100

Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 87.84 W

Area codes: 847, 224


Zion, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,064 (-22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,565 (15.9%)


 

Crime in Zion by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 3 4 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.1 17.5 13.1 4.4
Rapes 22 18 38 25 38 28
    per 100,000 96.2 78.7 166.2 109.3 166.2 122.5
Robberies 31 35 41 30 41 42
    per 100,000 135.6 153.1 179.3 131.2 179.3 183.7
Assaults 62 72 95 75 95 65
    per 100,000 271.1 314.9 415.5 328.0 415.5 284.3
Burglaries 160 207 180 235 180 254
    per 100,000 699.7 905.3 787.2 1027.7 787.2 1110.8
Thefts 562 529 519 497 519 479
    per 100,000 2457.8 2313.5 2269.7 2173.5 2269.7 2094.8
Auto thefts 101 98 63 68 63 70
    per 100,000 441.7 428.6 275.5 297.4 275.5 306.1
316.0 330.6 384.4 348.9 384.4 351.4


Average climate in Zion, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Zion,

Zion-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Zion city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Gary Coleman - (born 1968), television personality.


Hospital/medical center in Zion:
  • MIDWESTERN REGION MED CENTER (2520 ELISHA AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Zion:
  • ST THERESE MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; WAUKEGAN, IL)
  • VICTORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WAUKEGAN, IL)
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WI-KENOSHA (about 8 miles; KENOSHA, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Zion:
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 11 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
  • GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL (about 34 miles; MILWAUKEE, WI; ID: MKE)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 34 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Zion:
  • WAUKEGAN REGIONAL (about 4 miles; CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN, IL; ID: UGN)
  • CAMPBELL (about 19 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; ID: C81)
  • SYLVANIA (about 19 miles; STURTEVANT, WI; ID: C89)

Amtrak station near Zion:
  • 18 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,569 $42,828 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $11,006 $44,024 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,889 $34,668 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $14,672 $44,016 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,686 $44,232 0 $0
Firefighters 25 $126,178 $60,565 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 10 $40,337 $48,404 4 $4,067
Financial Administration 7 $29,305 $50,237 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $24,312 $32,416 0 $0
Streets and Highways 16 $59,163 $44,372 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 44 $216,089 $58,933 0 $0
Police - Other 16 $49,715 $37,286 6 $6,177
Totals for Government 137 $580,920 $50,883 10 $10,244


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zion:
  • GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,575)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE (about 16 miles; KENOSHA, WI; FT enrollment: 3,945)
  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 16 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; EVANSTON, IL; FT enrollment: 14,958)
Public high schools in Zion:
  • ZION-BENTON TWNSHP HI SCH (Students: 2,396; Location: ONE Z-B WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ROE ALTERNATIVE PROG OF LAKE CO (Students: 21; Location: 1620 23RD ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Zion:
  • SPIRIT OF LIFE CHRISTIAN ED UN (Students: 56; Location: 1222 LORELEI; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Zion:
  • CENTRAL JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 1716 27TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 2412 JETHRO AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SHILOH PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 2635 GABRIEL AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BEULAH PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 1910 GILBOA AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ELMWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 3025 EZRA AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 2913 ELIM AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LAKEVIEW SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 2200 BETHESDA BLVD; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Zion:
  • OUR LADY OF HUMILITY SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 10601 WADSWORTH ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 1800 23RD STREET; Grades: PK - 7)
Library in Zion:
  • ZION-BENTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $2,293,778; Location: 2400 GABRIEL AVENUE; 134,557 books; 8,463 audio materials; 9,916 video materials; 287 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Zion: Zion-Benton Public Library (A), Zion City Hall (B), Zion Auditorium (C).

Churches in Zion include: Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam (A), Christian Faith Fellowship Church (B), Christian Church (C), New Life Alliance Church (D), Memorial United Methodist Church (E), Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (F), Grace Missionary Church (G), Church of God (H).

Cemeteries: Lake Mound Cemetery (1), Mount Oliver Memorial Park (2).

Parks in Zion include: Elizabeth Park (1), Edina Park (2), Joanna Park (3), Ophir Park (4), David Park (5), Daniel Park (6), Lebanon Park (7), Carmel Park (8), Canaan Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Zion compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Zion:
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPJX (1500 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ZION, IL)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zion:
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WIIL (95.1 FM; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXLC (102.3 FM; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Zion:
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)

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