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Population in 2012: 15,400 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 

Males: 8,456  (54.9%)
Females: 6,944  (45.1%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61021.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,719 (it was $35,720 in 2000)
Dixon:

$38,719
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,694

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,601 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Dixon:

$83,601
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,337; Detached houses: $104,282; Townhouses or other attached units: $90,280; In 2-unit structures: $89,888; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,224; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,034; Mobile homes: $22,561

Median gross rent in 2012: $549.

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  • White alone - 12,224 (79.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,496 (9.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,130 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 324 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 118 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dixon: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Irish (15.5%), English (7.2%), United States (5.7%), Dutch (4.3%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1904

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 6.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,434 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dixon:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dixon city:

  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

386 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  2.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Dixon, Illinois as of September 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dixon to the number of sex offenders is 358 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,182 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,836 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (36.2 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (85.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (93.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grand Detour, IL (2.3 miles ), Nelson, IL (2.7 miles) , Lost Nation, IL (2.8 miles ), Harmon, IL (3.1 miles) , Franklin Grove, IL (3.1 miles ), Polo, IL (3.3 miles ), Sterling, IL (3.4 miles ), Rock Falls, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $75,000

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Latitude: 41.85 N, Longitude: 89.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,521 (+16.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,657 (61.1%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Dixon by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000011001000
per 100,000 6.30.00.00.00.06.56.50.00.06.70.00.00.0
Rapes 151314141111131771516238
per 100,000 94.181.687.888.571.371.284.6110.845.899.8108.9145.851.6
Robberies 36337363011332
per 100,000 18.837.618.819.045.419.439.019.50.06.788.519.012.9
Assaults 16101515242323201213227
per 100,000 100.462.794.194.8155.6148.8149.6130.378.686.513.612.745.1
Burglaries 102888484669178774864607463
per 100,000 639.9552.0526.9530.7427.8588.9507.4501.7314.3425.7408.3468.9406.0
Thefts 485483465465401426458557612495437428303
per 100,000 3042.53029.92917.02938.02599.02756.92979.43629.44007.33292.82973.62712.31952.6
Auto thefts 1915212112141581210666
per 100,000 119.294.1131.7132.777.890.697.652.178.666.540.838.038.7
Arson 3211000000000
per 100,000 18.812.56.36.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 293.9260.3262.7264.6245.5268.2289.1309.6244.6283.5271.2273.3166.2

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Crime rate in Dixon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +419 (+2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Dixon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Dixon city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dixon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.1 miles away from Dixon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Richard A. Lovett - Science fiction writer, John Devine (cyclist) - Road bicycle racer, Larry Young (umpire) - Baseball umpire, Rondi Reed - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Dixon:

  • DAVITA- DIXON KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1131 N GALENA AVENUE)
  • DIXON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 101 WEST SECOND STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF KSB HOSPIT (Home Health Center, 215 EAST FIRST ST. SUITE 153)
  • BLACKHAWK GROUP HOME (Hospital, 735 NORTH DIXON)
  • HOSPICE OF THE ROCK RIVER VALL (Hospital, 264 IL ROUTE 2)
  • JACK MABLEY DEVELOPEMENTAL CTR (Hospital, 1120 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 403 E 1ST ST)
  • KILKER-PINE ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, 922 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • NEW MAIN GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1201 MIDDLE ROAD)
  • NORTHERN IL SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 1620 SAUK RD)
  • OTTAWA GROUP HOME (Hospital, 726 NORTH OTTAWA)
  • DIXON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 141 NORTH COURT)
  • DIXON HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 800 DIVISION STREET)
  • HERITAGE SQUARE (Nursing Home, 620 NORTH OTTAWA AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Dixon, IL

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Dixon:


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Local government website: www.ci.dixon.il.us

College/University in Dixon:

  • Sauk Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,277; Location: 173 Illinois Rt 2; Public; Website: www.svcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dixon:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 32 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • Ashford University (about 37 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 37 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Rock Valley College (about 41 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 53 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Black Hawk College (about 56 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)

Public high schools in Dixon:

Private high school in Dixon:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 7571 S RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY & JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 704 S PEORIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 1112 N BRINTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Dixon:

  • DIXON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $387,465; Location: 221 SOUTH HENNEPIN AVENUE; 77,328 books; 793 e-books; 1,347 audio materials; 956 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 128 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • # WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.) Should be WSDR

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Notable locations in Dixon: Dixon Airport Industrial Park (A), Loveland Community House (B), Lee County Courthouse (C), Dixon Public Library (D), Dixon Correctional Center (E), Dixon City Hall (F), Mabley Developmental Center (G), Dixon Rural Fire Protection District Station 1 (H), Dixon City Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Plaza North Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dixon include: Church of God Abrahamic Faith (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), First Church of the Open Bible (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Foursquare Gospel Church (H), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dixon State School Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Rock River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Plum Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dixon include: Page Park (1), Reagan Boyhood Home (2), Ballou Park (3), Borden Field (4), Dement Park (5), E C Smith Park (6), Grace K Johnson Park (7), Haymarket Square (8), Howell Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: John Deere Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 8334 South Clinton Street), Lee County Circuit Clerk (Recreation Areas; 309 South Galena Avenue Unit 7).

Hotels: Best Western-Burgundy Room - Best Western Brandywine Lodge (443 Il Route 2), Comfort Inn Dixon (136 Plaza Drive), Best Western Reagan Hotel (443 Il Route 2).

Courts: Lee County - Court House Custodian (Court House), Lee County - Circuit Court Clerk- Lee County Circuit Clerk (309 South Galena Avenue).

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dixon and their reported violations in the past:

DIXON (Population served: 16100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2003), St BCA signed (FEB-02-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-13-2005), St BCA signed (MAY-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2003), St BCA signed (FEB-02-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2003), St BCA signed (FEB-02-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-13-2005), St BCA signed (MAY-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2003), St BCA signed (FEB-02-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2005)
  • 16 other older health violations
DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 2200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2004)
  • 4 other older health violations
PLUM HOLLOW FITNESS CENTER (Address: Suite 110 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dixon that have no violations reported:

  • IL HWY 39 WILLOWCREEK SB REST (Population served: 1000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IL HWY 39 WILLOWCREEK NB REST (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JALAPENO PEPES (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL PARK (106260) (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PORKYS (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALTON TAP (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALMART SUPERCENTER 5399 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • LOWELL PARK (115022) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.5%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dixon, IL

People in group quarters in Dixon in 2010:

  • 2,249 people in state prisons
  • 207 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Dixon in 2000:

  • 2,200 people in state prisons
  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 152 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Dixon compared to Illinois state average:

Dixon, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dixon (2011 data):

  • Midland States Bank: North Branch, Dixon Branch, Dixon Galena Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B.: 413 North Galena Avenue Branch at 413 North Galena Avenue, branch established on 1955/01/01; South Galena Branch at 402 South Galena, branch established on 1997/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $474.7 mil, Deposits: $409.3 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • The First National Bank in Amboy: Dixon Branch at 728 South Crawford Avenue, branch established on 1993/08/02; Dixon North Branch at 1314 North Galena, branch established on 1997/02/03. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $170.1 mil, Deposits: $149.2 mil, headquarters in Amboy, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Amboy Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Dixon Branch at 98 South Galena Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Company: Dixon Branch at 300 Walton Drive, branch established on 2006/12/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.1 mil, Deposits: $202.0 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sv Financial, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Dixon Wal-Mart Branch at 1640 South Galena Avenue, branch established on 2007/04/07. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Fifth Third Bank: Dixon Branch at 102 South Galena Avenue, branch established on 1933/12/04. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Community State Bank of Rock Falls: Dixon Branch at 1021 North Galena Avenue, branch established on 2003/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.0 mil, Deposits: $220.5 mil, headquarters in Rock Falls, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Illinois Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dixon, Illinois:

  • Best Western Brandywine, 443 Il Rt 2, Dixon, IL 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-1890, Fax: (815) 284-1174
  • Super 8, 1800 S Galena Ave, Dixon, IL 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-1800, Fax: (815) 284-1800
  • Presidential Inn, 1231 N Galena Ave, Dixon, IL 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-3351
  • Comfort Inn-Dixon, 136 Plaza Dr, Dixon, IL 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-0500
  • Quality Inn & Suites-Dixon, 154 Plaza Dr, Dixon, IL 61021 , Phone: (815) 288-2001, Fax: (815) 288-2005
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dixon, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dixon travel time to work - commute


Dixon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dixon city (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.12%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents51.9%16.2%13.3%2.6%2.4%
Congregations16.1%14.3%19.6%3.6%3.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%2.2%1.1%5.9%
Congregations5.4%5.4%3.6%1.8%26.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lee County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Lee County:

8.55 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$17,913$71,6520$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,206$45,6185$1,253
Police Protection - Officers 26$109,814$50,6830$0
Police - Other 4$11,958$35,8740$0
Firefighters 16$67,638$50,7290$0
Streets and Highways 8$26,794$40,1910$0
Airports 1$4,308$51,6960$0
Sewerage 5$23,765$57,0360$0
Water Supply 13$47,734$44,0620$0
Local Libraries 20$33,121$19,8735$1,382
Other and Unallocable 3$13,226$52,9041$1,338
Totals for Government 103$371,477$43,27911$3,973

Dixon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,894,000 ($122.99)
    Fire Protection: $1,146,000 ($74.42)
    Regular Highways: $1,022,000 ($66.36)
    General - Other: $922,000 ($59.87)
    Water Utilities: $839,000 ($54.48)
    Sewerage: $644,000 ($41.82)
    Financial Administration: $578,000 ($37.53)
    Central Staff Services: $424,000 ($27.53)
    General Public Buildings: $371,000 ($24.09)
    Libraries: $268,000 ($17.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $247,000 ($16.04)
    Air Transportation: $100,000 ($6.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($2.01)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $920,000 ($59.74)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $614,000 ($39.87)
    Other Investments - Other: $500,000 ($32.47)
    Withdrawals: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($5.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,093,000 ($70.97)
    Regular Highways: $844,000 ($54.81)
    Fire Protection: $111,000 ($7.21)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($1.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,030,000 ($261.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($0.65)

Dixon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,935,000 ($125.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,709,000 ($110.97)
    All Other: $242,000 ($15.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($1.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $1,445,000 ($93.83)
    From Local Government: $402,000 ($26.10)
    Local Employee Contribution: $81,000 ($5.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($3.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $657,000 ($42.66)
    Interest Earnings: $640,000 ($41.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,322,000 ($85.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,374,000 ($219.09)
    Highways: $445,000 ($28.90)
    All Other: $29,000 ($1.88)
  • Tax - Property: $2,523,000 ($163.83)
    Public Utilities: $703,000 ($45.65)
    NEC: $265,000 ($17.21)

Dixon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($10.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,495,000 ($97.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($5.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,235,000 ($80.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $260,000 ($16.88)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($5.19)

Dixon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $288,000 ($18.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $15,883,000 ($1031.36)
    Total Federal Securities: $646,000 ($41.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,317,000 ($1059.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($2.14)

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Whiteside County, IL  1.05% ($27,104 average AGI)
from Ogle County, IL  0.98% ($30,481)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.47% ($42,692)


6.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Whiteside County, IL  1.21% ($25,689 average AGI)
to Ogle County, IL  0.79% ($33,870)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.44% ($29,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dixon:

  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dixon:

  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dixon:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Dixon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total average daily traffic: 116,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,042

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 3
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dixon, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dixon)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Dixon, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dixon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dixon)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 152
  • Hazardous Condition: 83
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Dixon


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dixon, IL

Most common first names in Dixon, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary19479.7 years
John19373.7 years
William17676.9 years
Robert15570.6 years
Helen13380.0 years
George12676.0 years
Charles12276.1 years
James11170.6 years
Ruth9281.2 years
Dorothy8676.9 years
Most common last names in Dixon, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9673.4 years
Miller7177.9 years
Johnson5876.0 years
Williams3574.0 years
Jones3474.6 years
Nelson3474.4 years
Wilson2975.6 years
Thompson2675.6 years
Blackburn2570.4 years
Hoyle2476.3 years
Businesses in Dixon, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
AutoZone1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular2
Jimmy John's1UPS4
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Dixon, IL


Dixon on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
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