Zion, Illinois Population 2020

23,321
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Zion is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 23,321, it is the 102nd largest city in Illinois and the 1643rd largest city in the United States. Zion is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -4.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,413 in 2010. Zion reached it's highest population of 24,412 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Zion has a population density of 2,382 people per square mile.

The average household income in Zion is $63,788 with a poverty rate of 17.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,013 per month, and the median house value is $124,000. The median age in Zion is 32.1 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.

Zion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Zion was:

  • White: 53.05%
  • Black or African American: 30.15%
  • Other race: 6.78%
  • Two or more races: 5.53%
  • Asian: 4.33%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Zion, Illinois is 23,321, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,653.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,413.

Zion, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,65653.05%
Black or African American7,19430.15%
Some Other Race1,6186.78%
Two or More Races1,3205.53%
Asian1,0344.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.15%
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Zion Population by Race

Zion Population Pyramid 2020

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Zion Median Age

32.1


Total

31.4


Male

32.8


Female

Zion Adults

There are 17,098 adults, (2,903 of whom are seniors) in Zion.

Zion Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Zion Sex Ratio

Female

12,632

52.95%

Male

11,226

47.05%

Zion Population by Age

Zion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Zion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All56.5%43.5%
Male44.5%55.5%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female37.3%62.7%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Zion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9782.9456.5
Married3,2573.7779.5
Non Family2,4431.1342.3
Female1,7363.6437.3
Male5423.8344.5

3.56

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

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Zion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0187.10%
9th to 12th Grade1,3609.49%
High School Graduate4,70232.81%
Some College3,69125.76%
Associates Degree9566.67%
Bachelors Degree1,80312.58%
Graduate Degree8015.59%
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Zion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7575,1841,257
Black4,1533,672738
Hispanic3,4112,227317
Other Race97972614
Asian653572254
Multiple Races40337374
Native American3611

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.90%.

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,422$40,154$31,168
Less Than High School$30,750$36,051$22,292
High School Grad$29,655$33,500$26,655
Some College$33,179$38,580$30,054
Bachelors Degree$54,403$54,159$54,670
Graduate Degree$85,203$86,240$63,053

$35,422

Average Earnings

$40,154

Average Male

$31,168

Average Female

Zion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zion Language by Age

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Zion Language

75.70% of Zion residents speak only English, while 24.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.16% of the population.

Zion Language

Zion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,0992,06029.02%
Hispanic6,7581,10916.41%
White7,4895837.78%
Other1,61818811.62%
Multiple1,31317213.10%
Asian1,027868.37%

17.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.30%

Male Poverty Rate

18.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zion is Black, with 29.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zion is White, with 7.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.83%.

Zion Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.14%
High School16.98%
Some College8.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.30%

Zion Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.45%
Female Unemployed43.11%
Female Employed7.89%
Male Employed5.27%

Zion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,702$63,788
Families$60,123$71,869
Married Families$81,383-
Non Families$26,883$39,911
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Income by Household Type

Zion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Zion Married by Age and Sex

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Zion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Zion Marital Status by Race

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Zion Marital Status

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1,612

Number of Veterans

1,417

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War574
Vietnam492
Second Gulf War205
Korea109
World War II67

Zion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64486
65 to 74410
35 to 54405
75+241
18 to 3470

Zion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,02910.83%
Black4418.74%
Hispanic1313.03%
Asian8810.92%
Other292.56%
2 or More142.50%
Indian1130.56%

Zion Veterans by Race

Zion Veterans by Education

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7.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zion Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Zion Employment by Age

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Zion Employment by Race

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Zion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.96%

Born in Illinois

86.78%

Native Born

13.22%

Foreign Born

6.28%

Non Citizen

6.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.78% of Zion residents were born in the United States, with 63.96% having been born in Illinois. 6.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Zion Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,321-166-0.71%
201923,487-166-0.70%
201823,653-251-1.05%
201723,904-144-0.60%
201624,048-85-0.35%
201524,133-140-0.58%
201424,273-51-0.21%
201324,32480.03%
201224,316-60-0.25%
201124,376-36-0.15%
201024,4121,5460.66%
200022,8663,0911.46%
199019,7751,9101.02%
198017,8655970.34%
197017,2685,3273.76%
196011,9412,9912.93%
19508,9502,3953.16%
19406,5555640.90%
19305,9914110.71%
19205,5807911.54%
19104,7890.00%

Zion Population by Year