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Zion township, IL map Land area: 8.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 22,866 (all urban)
Males: 11,095  (48.5%)
Females: 11,771  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 22,320 (14,186 owner occupied, 8,134 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%


Races in Zion township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 53.0%
  • Black: 26.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.9%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 30.1
Median age of females: 30.8

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Average household size: 2.96

Zion township:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.44

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,141 ($45,723 in 1999)
This township:

$52,141
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $598, upper quartile is $999)
Here:

$777
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $171,869 (it was $115,100 in 2000)
Zion township:

$171,869
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,420 - $207,423

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $188,363
Here:

$188,363
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,807
Here:

$158,807
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $151,269
Here:

$151,269
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,609
Here:

$342,609
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $24,177
Here:

$24,177
State:

$35,670
Population density: 2790 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

11.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Zion.


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Number of foreign born residents: 2,029 (32% naturalized citizens)

Zion township:  8.9%
State:  12.3%

51% of Zion township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13841
  • Northeast: 556
  • Midwest: 2741
  • South: 2800
  • West: 787

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,600

Zion township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Zion township, Illinois:

  • 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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,817
  • One, attached: 287
  • Two: 786
  • 3 or 4: 553
  • 5 to 9: 581
  • 10 to 19: 449
  • 20 to 49: 423
  • 50 or more: 204
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Zion township with a mortgage: 3,379 (431 second mortgage, 371 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 760

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 180
  • 1995 to 1998: 549
  • 1990 to 1994: 647
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,043
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,294
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,592
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,195
  • 1940 to 1949: 555
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,057

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Zion township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 354
  • 5 rooms: 1,203
  • 6 rooms: 1,028
  • 7 rooms: 858
  • 8 rooms: 444
  • 9 or more rooms: 480

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Zion township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 138
  • 2 rooms: 323
  • 3 rooms: 747
  • 4 rooms: 997
  • 5 rooms: 511
  • 6 rooms: 232
  • 7 rooms: 107
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Zion township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 769
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,479
  • 4 bedrooms: 862
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 262

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Zion township:

  • no bedroom: 203
  • 1 bedroom: 1,140
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,076
  • 3 bedrooms: 525
  • 4 bedrooms: 135
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Cars and other vehicles available in Zion township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 151
  • 1 vehicle: 1,187
  • 2 vehicles: 2,230
  • 3 vehicles: 707
  • 4 vehicles: 146
  • 5 or more vehicles: 87

Cars and other vehicles available in Zion township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 540
  • 1 vehicle: 1,653
  • 2 vehicles: 751
  • 3 vehicles: 145
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Zion township:

  • German (13.7%)
  • United States or American (5.6%)
  • Irish (5.5%)
  • English (4.9%)
  • Polish (4.3%)
  • Italian (3.0%)
  • Finnish (1.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • India (3%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Jamaica (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Colombia (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,702 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,360 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 167 (2%)
  • Railroad: 160 (2%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 132 (1%)
  • Other means: 59 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 185 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

People in group quarters in Zion township, Illinois:

  • 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

82.8% of residents of Zion township speak English at home.
13.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,501
  • In family households: 20,297 (3,705 male householders, 2,001 female householders)
    3,854 spouses, 8,302 children (7,647 natural, 212 adopted, 443 stepchildren), 629 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 243 parents, 508 other relatives, 755 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,204 (907 male householders (696 living alone)), 962 female householders (892 living alone)), 335 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 549 (467 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,688 2-persons, 1,407 3-persons, 1,329 4-persons, 730 5-persons, 287 6-persons, 265 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,588 1-person, 251 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 8 6-persons,

4,177 married couples with children.
2,464 single-parent households (360 men, 2,104 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 293
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 126
Here:

13.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Zion township:

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