Dixon, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 15,202 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 
Males: 8,612  (56.7%)
Females: 6,590  (43.3%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61021.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,918 (it was $35,720 in 2000)
Dixon:

$55,918
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,283 (it was $16,630 in 2000)

Dixon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,313 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Dixon:

$100,313
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dixon: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.3%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dixon, IL (2017)
    • 11,64176.6%White alone
    • 1,59810.5%Black alone
    • 1,3959.2%Hispanic
    • 2861.9%Two or more races
    • 1250.8%Asian alone
    • 600.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.09%Other race alone
    • 50.03%American Indian alone

Races in Dixon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Dixon, Illinois as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dixon is 263 to 1.


Crime rates in Dixon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(71.2)
13
(84.6)
17
(110.8)
7
(45.8)
15
(99.8)
16
(108.9)
23
(145.8)
8
(51.6)
9
(58.8)
6
(39.4)
19
(125.2)
12
(78.7)
17
(113.0)
23
(152.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(19.4)
6
(39.0)
3
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
13
(88.5)
3
(19.0)
2
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.7)
4
(26.3)
4
(26.2)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(148.8)
23
(149.6)
20
(130.3)
12
(78.6)
13
(86.5)
2
(13.6)
2
(12.7)
7
(45.1)
4
(26.1)
5
(32.8)
4
(26.3)
4
(26.2)
10
(66.5)
9
(59.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
91
(588.9)
78
(507.4)
77
(501.7)
48
(314.3)
64
(425.7)
60
(408.3)
74
(468.9)
63
(406.0)
41
(267.9)
32
(210.0)
28
(184.4)
23
(150.9)
28
(186.1)
22
(145.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
426
(2,757)
458
(2,979)
557
(3,629)
612
(4,007)
495
(3,293)
437
(2,974)
428
(2,712)
303
(1,953)
316
(2,065)
195
(1,280)
215
(1,416)
243
(1,594)
280
(1,861)
196
(1,296)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(90.6)
15
(97.6)
8
(52.1)
12
(78.6)
10
(66.5)
6
(40.8)
6
(38.0)
6
(38.7)
6
(39.2)
5
(32.8)
9
(59.3)
6
(39.4)
9
(59.8)
4
(26.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)264.2284.8305.0241.0279.3267.1269.2163.7156.8112.5187.6153.5198.0197.6

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City-data.com crime index in Dixon, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 34 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Illinois average:

2.66
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Ancestries: American (15.2%), German (15.2%), Irish (6.3%), English (4.9%), Italian (2.9%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1904

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 6.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,403 people per square mile   (low).

Dixon, Illinois map

556 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

3.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,237 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,258 (2.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.85 N, Longitude: 89.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,559 (+16.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,262 (52.9%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Dixon, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dixon, IL in 2017
Dixon satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Dixon, IL residents
Average permit cost in Dixon, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Dixon, IL
Historical housing units in Dixon, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +419 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Dixon, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Dixon, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)

Average climate in Dixon, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Dixon-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 52% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from Dixon center
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 Dixon center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.7 miles away from Dixon center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dixon topographic map

Hospitals in Dixon:

  • BLACKHAWK GROUP HOME (735 NORTH DIXON)
  • HOSPICE OF THE ROCK RIVER VALL (264 IL ROUTE 2)
  • JACK MABLEY DEVELOPEMENTAL CTR (1120 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 403 E 1ST ST)
  • KILKER-PINE ACRES GROUP HOME (922 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • NEW MAIN GROUP HOME (1201 MIDDLE ROAD)
  • NORTHERN IL SURGERY CENTER (1620 SAUK RD)
  • OTTAWA GROUP HOME (726 NORTH OTTAWA)

Nursing Homes in Dixon:

  • DIXON HEALTH CARE CENTER (141 NORTH COURT)
  • DIXON HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (800 DIVISION STREET)
  • HERITAGE SQUARE (620 NORTH OTTAWA AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Dixon:

  • DAVITA- DIXON KIDNEY CENTER (1131 N GALENA AVENUE)
  • DIXON DIALYSIS CENTER (101 WEST SECOND STREET)

Home Health Centers in Dixon:

  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF KSB HOSPIT (215 EAST FIRST ST. SUITE 153)

Airports and heliports located in Dixon:

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College/University in Dixon:

  • Sauk Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,719; 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: 3,356)
  • Ashford University (about 37 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 38 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Rock Valley College (about 41 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 54 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Black Hawk College (about 57 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public high school in Dixon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 411, Location: 703 E MORGAN ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • MADISON SCHOOL (Students: 349, Location: 618 DIVISION ST, Grades: 4-5)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 259, Location: 800 4TH AVE, Grades: 2-3)
  • REAGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 620 DIVISION ST, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY & JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 212, Location: 704 S PEORIA AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 119, Location: 1112 N BRINTON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Dixon

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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Richard A. Lovett - Science fiction writer, John Devine (cyclist) - Road bicycle racer, Larry Young (umpire) - Baseball umpire, Rondi Reed - Actor.

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 (Address: 121 W SECOND ST. , Population served: 16,100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2008), St BCA signed (JAN-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2008), St BCA signed (JAN-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -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 Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2008), St BCA signed (JAN-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -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 (APR-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2008), St BCA signed (2 times from JAN-02-2009 to JAN-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • 22 other older health violations
TURTLE CREEK REST AREA (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOWELL PARK (106260) (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
PLUM HOLLOW FITNESS CENTER (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
TIMBER CREEK GOLF, LLC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
REYNOLDSWOOD CHRISTIAN CAMP (17319) (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PORKYS (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIVERS EDGE RESORT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2006)

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

  • DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 2,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IL HWY 39 WILLOWCREEK SB REST (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IL HWY 39 WILLOWCREEK NB REST (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK RIVER BIBLE CAMP (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONGHOLLOW SCENIC TOWER REST AREA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHERIDANS WALTON TAP (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Dixon:

Marital status in Dixon, IL
  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dixon:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dixon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dixon, IL (based on Lee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,3799
Mainline Protestant6,33527
Evangelical Protestant3,52822
Black Protestant1191
Other32
None17,667-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Illinois:

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%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lee County:

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dixon:

47.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dixon:

43.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Dixon:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dixon:

22.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dixon:

10.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.4%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Dixon:

78.5%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dixon, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$126,671$58,4640$0
Firefighters 16$75,412$56,5590$0
Water Supply 11$47,997$52,3601$1,072
Other Government Administration 6$29,244$58,4887$4,079
Streets and Highways 6$24,745$49,4900$0
Police - Other 4$11,813$35,4390$0
Other and Unallocable 4$15,090$45,2700$0
Sewerage 4$20,724$62,1720$0
Local Libraries 1$3,914$46,96813$14,150
Airports 1$4,615$55,3800$0
Financial Administration 1$7,103$85,2360$0
Totals for Government 80$367,328$55,09921$19,301

Dixon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,815,000 ($316.73)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,454,000 ($161.43)
    Police Protection: $2,450,000 ($161.16)
    Water Utilities: $2,301,000 ($151.36)
    Regular Highways: $1,523,000 ($100.18)
    Financial Administration: $1,490,000 ($98.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,431,000 ($94.13)
    General - Other: $1,247,000 ($82.03)
    Libraries: $403,000 ($26.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $251,000 ($16.51)
    Air Transportation: $120,000 ($7.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($4.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($0.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $6,529,000 ($429.48)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,367,000 ($221.48)
    Other Investments - Other: $2,886,000 ($189.84)
    Benefit Payments: $1,665,000 ($109.53)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,661,000 ($109.26)
    Withdrawals: $16,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,053,000 ($69.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $246,000 ($16.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,148,000 ($338.64)

Dixon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,635,000 ($173.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000 ($45.98)
    Other: $307,000 ($20.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $77,000 ($5.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($1.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $608,000 ($39.99)
    Local Employee Contribution: $272,000 ($17.89)
    From Other Governments: $124,000 ($8.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($8.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $47,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $816,000 ($53.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $179,000 ($11.77)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($0.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,027,000 ($199.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,301,000 ($348.70)
    Highways: $464,000 ($30.52)
    Other: $453,000 ($29.80)
  • Tax - Property: $3,834,000 ($252.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $794,000 ($52.23)
    Other License: $281,000 ($18.48)

Dixon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,260,000 ($2450.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,450,000 ($2266.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,293,000 ($677.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,483,000 ($492.24)

Dixon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $5,404,000 ($355.48)
    Total Other Securities: $201,000 ($13.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,593,000 ($367.91)

5.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Whiteside County, IL  1.21% ($37,353 average AGI)
from Ogle County, IL  1.15% ($36,570)
from Cook County, IL  0.31% ($63,930)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ogle County, IL  1.05% ($46,317 average AGI)
to Whiteside County, IL  1.03% ($41,394)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.35% ($40,776)
Businesses in Dixon, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Nike2
Ace Hardware1Nissan1
AutoZone1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
Hardee's1UPS4
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Volkswagen1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
Mazda1YMCA1
McDonald's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Dixon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 564ft / 172mTotal length
  • $962,000Total costs
  • 271,285Total average daily traffic
  • 51,173Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,308Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dixon, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dixon, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dixon)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Dixon, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 52 (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: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dixon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dixon)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 118. The highest number of reported fires - 163 took place in 2018, and the least - 59 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dixon, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.0%), and Outside Fires (36.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dixon, IL
    • 83444.0%Structure Fires
    • 69736.8%Outside Fires
    • 21511.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1487.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dixon, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dixon, Illinois:

  • Best Western Brandywine, 443 Il Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-1890, Fax: (815) 284-1174
  • Super 8, 1800 S Galena Ave, Dixon, Illinois 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-1800, Fax: (815) 284-1800
  • Comfort Inn-Dixon, 136 Plaza Dr, Dixon, Illinois 61021 , Phone: (815) 284-0500
  • Quality Inn & Suites-Dixon, 154 Plaza Dr, Dixon, Illinois 61021 , Phone: (815) 288-2001, Fax: (815) 288-2005
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dixon, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dixon, IL
  • 92.2%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dixon, IL
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Dixon compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Dixon on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
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