Zion, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 23,952 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 11,493  (48.0%)
Females: 12,459  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

32.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60099.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,668 (it was $45,723 in 2000)
Zion:

$46,668
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,164 (it was $17,730 in 2000)

Zion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,332 (it was $115,100 in 2000)
Zion:

$120,332
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,637; detached houses: $127,474; townhouses or other attached units: $132,785; in 2-unit structures: $125,877; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,246; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,801

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,011.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zion: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.8%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.1% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Zion, IL (2017)
    • 7,55831.3%Black alone
    • 7,52931.2%White alone
    • 7,51331.1%Hispanic
    • 8283.4%Two or more races
    • 6692.8%Asian alone
    • 1300.5%Other race alone
    • 290.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Zion, Illinois as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zion is 367 to 1.


Crime rates in Zion by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
5
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
5
(20.5)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.4)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.2)
4
(16.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
28
(116.3)
33
(135.8)
18
(72.3)
23
(91.5)
26
(103.3)
21
(83.4)
24
(98.0)
33
(134.6)
19
(78.1)
20
(82.3)
28
(115.5)
37
(153.7)
21
(87.6)
36
(150.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(83.0)
41
(168.7)
56
(224.9)
53
(210.9)
44
(174.9)
100
(397.3)
95
(388.0)
24
(97.9)
34
(139.7)
38
(156.3)
32
(132.0)
31
(128.8)
26
(108.5)
45
(188.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
114
(473.3)
79
(325.1)
107
(429.8)
94
(374.1)
204
(810.8)
22
(87.4)
30
(122.5)
87
(354.8)
88
(361.6)
111
(456.5)
86
(354.8)
99
(411.4)
73
(304.6)
63
(263.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
302
(1,254)
209
(860.0)
262
(1,052)
340
(1,353)
312
(1,240)
287
(1,140)
383
(1,564)
418
(1,705)
243
(998.4)
275
(1,131)
180
(742.6)
127
(527.7)
122
(509.0)
129
(540.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
573
(2,379)
476
(1,959)
556
(2,233)
623
(2,479)
517
(2,055)
408
(1,621)
422
(1,723)
585
(2,386)
520
(2,137)
491
(2,019)
494
(2,038)
449
(1,866)
458
(1,911)
553
(2,315)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(203.4)
76
(312.7)
68
(273.1)
38
(151.2)
25
(99.4)
29
(115.2)
34
(138.9)
34
(138.7)
37
(152.0)
51
(209.7)
58
(239.3)
31
(128.8)
41
(171.1)
39
(163.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(24.9)
4
(16.5)
7
(28.1)
4
(15.9)
5
(19.9)
7
(27.8)
4
(16.3)
5
(20.4)
5
(20.5)
2
(8.2)
7
(28.9)
10
(41.6)
3
(12.5)
4
(16.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)445.0387.8404.2425.2482.2397.0408.8442.0385.3388.9380.4382.4297.6406.8

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City-data.com crime index in Zion, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (5.5%), Polish (4.0%), English (3.6%), American (2.3%), Irish (1.4%), Swedish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/02/1902

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 8.20 square miles.

Population density: 2,922 people per square mile   (average).

Zion, Illinois map

2,864 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America).

This city:

11.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,626 (3.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,921 (3.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukegan, IL (5.7 miles , pop. 87,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (41.8 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (43.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Beach Park, IL (1.4 miles ),
Winthrop Harbor, IL (1.5 miles ),
Wadsworth, IL (2.1 miles ),
Waukegan, IL (2.4 miles ),
Pleasant Prairie, WI (2.5 miles ),
Gurnee, IL (2.7 miles ),
Park City, IL (2.7 miles ),
Old Mill Creek, IL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 87.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,766 (-11.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,477 (15.1%)

Area codes: 847, 224

Distribution of median household income in Zion, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Zion, IL in 2017

Property values in Zion, IL

Zion satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2006: 175 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2008: 51 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $182,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $240,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Zion, IL residents
Average permit cost in Zion, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Illinois:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +2,882 (+14.4%).
Most common industries in Zion, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Chemicals (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Chemicals (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Chemicals (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Zion, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Zion, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Zion, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.4. This is worse than average.

City:

91.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 9.71. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0105. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Zion-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (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 F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 276.8 miles away from the city 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 251.2 miles away from Zion 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 87.7 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 308.9 miles away from Zion 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 275.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 223.3 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 Lake County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Zion:

  • MIDWESTERN REGION MED CENTER (Proprietary, 2520 ELISHA AVENUE)
  • GREENPATH HEALTH GROUP, LLC (3232 SHERIDAN ROAD)
  • ARBOR VIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (1805 27TH STREET)
  • GROVE AT THE LAKE LIVING AND REHABILITATION (2534 ELIM AVENUE)
  • ROLLING HILLS MANOR (3615 16TH STREET)
  • SHERIDAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (2534 ELIM AVE)

Airports located in Zion:

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.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Zion 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1040 MWe. Permanently shutdown. Date started: 06/1973. Date closed : 12/1973..
  • Zion 2. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1040 MWe. Permanently shutdown. Date started: 12/1973. Date closed : 09/1974..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zion:

  • Gateway Technical College (about 11 miles; Kenosha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,089)
  • College of Lake County (about 12 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 11,041)
  • Carthage College (about 12 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 14 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,843)
  • Oakton Community College (about 28 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Harper College (about 29 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • Northwestern University (about 29 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)

Public high schools in Zion:

Public elementary/middle schools in Zion:

  • SHILOH PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 469, Location: 2635 GABRIEL AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • BEULAH PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 390, Location: 1910 GILBOA AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 320, Location: 2913 ELIM AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • ZION CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1716 27TH ST, Grades: 7-8)
  • ELMWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 3025 EZRA AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 2412 JETHRO AVE, Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Zion:

  • OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 1800 23RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Zion

Library in Zion:

  • ZION-BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,268,591; Location: 2400 GABRIEL AVENUE; 123,350 books; 7,463 audio materials; 9,957 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 152 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Zion: Anderson Farm Orchard (A), Zion Auditorium (B), Zion-Benton Public Library (C), Zion City Hall (D), Zion Fire and Rescue Department Station 1 (E), Zion Fire and Rescue Department Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Zion include: Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam (A), Christian Faith Fellowship Church (B), Church of God (C), Grace Missionary Church (D), Memorial United Methodist Church (E), Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (F), New Life Alliance Church (G), Zion Bible Church (H), Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lake Mound Cemetery (1), Mount Oliver Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Zion include: Meadow Creek Park (1), Shiloh Park (2), Carmel Park (3), Edina Park (4), Timothy Park (5), Sharon Park (6), Lorelei Acres Park (7), Lebanon Park (8), Joanna Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Country Inn & Suites (1100 33rd Street), Emanuelson Inn Bed & Breakfast (1241 Shiloh Boulevard), American Inn Motel (39018 North Sheridan Road).

Birthplace of: Gary Coleman - (born 1968), television personality, James Gordon Lindsay - Christian missionary, John Hammond (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Richard Bull (actor) - Actor, Russell Nype - Baritone.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • PINSTERS BOWL AND BAR (Population served: 154, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRITZS CORNER (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
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 Zion in 2010:

  • 380 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Zion in 2000:

  • 445 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Zion (2011 data):

  • Guaranty Bank: Zion Branch at 4000 Route 173, branch established on 2002/01/10. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Zion Branch at 2580 Sheridan Road, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • TCF National Bank: Zion Jewel Branch at 1400 21st Street, branch established on 2001/04/05. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Zion Branch at 2900 Sheridan Road, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Midwest Bank: Zion Facility at 3303 Sheridan Road, branch established on 1971/12/07. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Zion:

Marital status in Zion, IL
  • Never married: 42.7%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Zion:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Illinois average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zion, IL (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
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: 121
Lake County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lake County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Lake County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 457
Lake County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Zion:

47.3%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Zion:

44.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Zion:

20.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Zion:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Zion:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Zion:

34.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zion, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 46$341,419$89,0661$605
Firefighters 26$193,482$89,2997$8,583
Streets and Highways 15$58,769$47,0151$999
Police - Other 13$60,171$55,5428$6,450
Water Supply 10$74,509$89,4110$0
Other and Unallocable 7$37,951$65,0592$833
Financial Administration 5$32,541$78,0980$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,694$70,7766$7,750
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,646
Totals for Government 125$816,536$78,38727$27,866

Zion government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,432,000 ($352.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,009,000 ($209.13)
    Water Utilities: $3,611,000 ($150.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,097,000 ($129.30)
    General - Other: $2,761,000 ($115.27)
    Central Staff Services: $1,455,000 ($60.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $695,000 ($29.02)
    Financial Administration: $631,000 ($26.34)
    General Public Buildings: $140,000 ($5.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $616,000 ($25.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $154,000 ($6.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $956,000 ($39.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $675,000 ($28.18)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,011,000 ($459.71)

Zion government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,986,000 ($82.92)
    Other: $1,668,000 ($69.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000 ($2.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,000 ($0.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $39,000 ($1.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $306,000 ($12.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $225,000 ($9.39)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,018,000 ($167.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,038,000 ($252.09)
    Highways: $1,333,000 ($55.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $214,000 ($8.93)
  • Tax - Property: $9,491,000 ($396.25)
    Other License: $3,757,000 ($156.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,512,000 ($63.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $365,000 ($15.24)

Zion government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,750,000 ($574.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,470,000 ($478.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,455,000 ($144.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,175,000 ($49.06)

Zion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,444,000 ($269.04)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,821 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.23% ($95,396 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($58,505)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($49,104)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.82% ($87,721 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.47% ($70,624)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.36% ($57,683)
Businesses in Zion, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1FedEx4
ALDI1H&R Block1
Ace Hardware1Jewel-Osco1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Applebee's1Kmart1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Subway4
Cricket Wireless2T-Mobile1
Curves1Taco Bell1
DHL1UPS2
Dairy Queen1Walgreens1
Domino's Pizza1Walmart1
Dunkin Donuts1Wendy's1

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.)
  • WPJX (1500 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ZION, IL)
  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

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)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Zion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Zion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Zion, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Zion)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Zion)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED105$125,49238$90,209256$152,20811$35,6553$161,04730$100,8281$33,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$122,9514$71,95849$151,6726$40,8200$04$96,5350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$161,83015$84,082136$156,89115$57,2591$335,00015$84,6515$47,834
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$116,3074$99,86880$141,8872$76,9900$011$91,5300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$155,3231$60,00028$156,5102$35,6500$01$74,6400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8601.01 , 8601.04, 8602.00, 8603.01, 8603.02, 8604.00, 8605.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$118,6223$153,487
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$132,0908$170,923
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$134,0451$75,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8601.01 , 8601.04, 8602.00, 8603.01, 8603.02, 8604.00, 8605.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zion, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zion, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 101. The highest number of reported fires - 174 took place in 2018, and the least - 13 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zion, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.8%), and Outside Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zion, IL
    • 1,05961.8%Structure Fires
    • 45226.4%Outside Fires
    • 1599.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 432.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Zion, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Zion, Illinois:

  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 1100 33rd St, Zion, Illinois 60099 , Phone: (847) 746-0101, Fax: (847) 746-0202
  • Best Western Plus The Inn And Suites At Market Square, 2723 Sheridan Rd, Zion, Illinois 60099 , Phone: (847) 872-4000, Fax: (847) 872-2378
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Zion, Illinois
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zion, IL
  • 95.5%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zion, IL
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Zion compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Zion on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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