Zion, Illinois Population 2024

23,931

Zion is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Zion has a 2024 population of 23,931. Zion is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -2.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,624 in 2020.

The average household income in Zion is $87,242 with a poverty rate of 14.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Zion is 32.3 years, 31.6 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Zion Demographics

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

  • White: 43.1%
  • Black or African American: 23.68%
  • Two or more races: 17.73%
  • Other race: 10.54%
  • Asian: 3.56%
  • Native American: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,444.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.81% (-693)
The current population of Zion, Illinois is 23,931 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,624.

Zion, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,58943.1%
Black or African American5,81723.68%
Two or more races4,35617.73%
Other race2,58910.54%
Asian8753.56%
Native American3441.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Zion Population by Race

Zion Population Pyramid 2024

Zion Median Age

32.3

Total

31.6

Male

33.1

Female

Zion Adults

There are 17,861 adults, (3,035 of whom are seniors) in Zion.

Zion Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Zion Sex Ratio

Female12,42450.57%
Male12,14649.43%

Zion Population by Age

Zion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7272.7755.944.1
Married3,4613.8381.218.8
Non Family3,1471.1239.760.3
Female1,3373.639.360.7
Male7823.2437.662.4
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3.56

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Zion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Zion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.08%.

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,501

Average Earnings

$44,924

Average Male

$36,122

Average Female

Zion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Zion Language

66.92% of Zion residents speak only English, while 33.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.49% of the population.

Zion Language

Zion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,7141,41524.76%
Hispanic9,9489049.09%
Multiple4,33873116.85%
White6,7316369.45%
Other2,58128210.93%
Asian8679110.5%
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14.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.5%

Male Poverty Rate

16.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zion is Black, with 24.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zion is Hispanic, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.74%.

Zion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.93%
Less Than 9th Grade12.21%
Some College10.1%
Bachelors or Greater7.82%
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Zion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.82%
Male Unemployed32.67%
Female Employed8.28%
Male Employed3.91%
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Zion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Zion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Zion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Zion Marriage

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

Zion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Zion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,568

Number of Veterans

1,380

Male Veterans

188

Female Veterans

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Zion Veterans by War

count

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Zion Veterans by Age

count

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Zion Veterans by Race

Zion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Zion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Zion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Zion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.84%

Born in Zion

83.47%

Native Born

16.53%

Foreign Born

7.45%

Non Citizen

9.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.47% of Zion residents were born in the United States, with 62.84% having been born in Illinois. 7.45% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,971-192-0.83%
202823,163-192-0.82%
202723,355-192-0.82%
202623,547-192-0.81%
202523,739-192-0.8%
202423,931-192-0.8%
202324,123-192-0.79%
202224,315-192-0.78%
202124,507-117-0.48%
202024,6241,1194.76%
201923,505-180-0.76%
201823,685-234-0.98%
201723,919-142-0.59%
201624,061-79-0.33%
201524,140-139-0.57%
201424,279-51-0.21%
201324,33090.04%
201224,321-60-0.25%
201124,381-35-0.14%
201024,4161,5506.78%
200022,8663,09115.63%
199019,7751,91010.69%
198017,8655973.46%
197017,2685,32744.61%
196011,9412,99133.42%
19508,9502,39536.54%
19406,5555649.41%
19305,9914117.37%
19205,58079116.52%
19104,789
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Zion Population by Year