Zion, Illinois Population 2022

24,703
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Zion is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Zion has a 2020 population of 24,703. Zion is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,655 in 2010.

The average household income in Zion is $63,788 with a poverty rate of 14.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $137,700. The median age in Zion is 32.1 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Zion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Zionwas:

  • White: 55.54%
  • Black or African American: 23.01%
  • Other race: 9.25%
  • Two or more races: 8.19%
  • Asian: 3.58%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Zion, Illinois is 24,703 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,655.

Zion, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,15155.54%
Black or African American5,44723.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native1010.43%
Asian8483.58%
Some Other Race2,1919.25%
Two or More Races1,9398.19%
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Zion Population by Race

Zion Population Pyramid 2022

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Zion Median Age

33


Total

33.2


Male

32.7


Female

Zion Adults

There are 17,288 adults, (2,694 of whom are seniors) in Zion.

Zion Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Zion Sex Ratio

Female

12,592

53.18%

Male

11,085

46.82%

Zion Population by Age

Zion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Zion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All56.3%43.7%
Male47.3%52.7%
Non Family45.1%54.9%
Female42.4%57.6%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Zion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1852.8456.3
Married3,3813.872.8
Male6723.4247.3
Female1,3413.742.4
Non Family2,7911.1245.1

3.57

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Zion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3049.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,2868.93%
High School Graduate4,45730.93%
Some College3,90927.13%
Associates Degree1,2168.44%
Bachelors Degree1,4309.93%
Graduate Degree8065.59%
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Zion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian518453245
2+ Races513433106
White5,4404,9531,107
Black3,4433,095446
Hispanic4,4762,850365
Other Race1,542962101
Native American86631

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.30%.

Zion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,383$40,709$31,008
Less Than 9th Grade$26,056$32,982$17,262
High School Graduate$29,260$36,593$26,243
Some College$37,175$42,034$34,583
Bachelors Degree$53,994$48,884$59,175
Graduate Degree$64,647$88,462$62,662

$35,383

Average Earnings

$40,709

Average Male

$31,008

Average Female

Zion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zion Language by Age

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Zion Language

70.77% of Zion residents speak only English, while 29.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.20% of the population.

Zion Language

Zion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,3481,44126.94%
Hispanic9,06199010.93%
Asian840839.88%
White6,8636299.17%
Other217NaN%
Multiple1,9271166.02%

14.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

15.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zion is Black, with 26.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zion is Multiple, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.96%.

Zion Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.39%
High School15.57%
Some College7.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.51%

Zion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.52%
Male Unemployed35.05%
Female Employed8.42%
Female Unemployed46.18%

Zion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,819$66,463
Families$66,803$77,241
Married Families$90,462-
Non Families$30,091$41,599
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Income by Household Type

Zion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 35-44, 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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1,352

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War274
First Gulf War419
Vietnam403
Korea49
World War II40

Zion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34102
35 to 54294
55 to 64461
65 to 74348
75+147

Zion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9349.48%
Black2816.82%
Native American2225.58%
Asian6810.46%
Other Race211.23%
2+ Races263.28%
Hispanic1472.57%

Zion Veterans by Race

Zion Veterans by Education

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7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zion Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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63.90%

Born in Zion

84.98%

Native Born

15.02%

Foreign Born

7.09%

Non Citizen

7.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.98% of Zion residents were born in the United States, with 63.90% having been born in Illinois. 7.09% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19104,7890.00%
19205,5807911.54%
19305,9914110.71%
19406,5555640.90%
19508,9502,3953.16%
196011,9412,9912.93%
197017,2685,3273.76%
198017,8655970.34%
199019,7751,9101.02%
200022,8663,0911.46%
201024,4131,5470.66%
201124,437240.10%
201224,461240.10%
201324,485240.10%
201424,509240.10%
201524,533240.10%
201624,557240.10%
201724,581240.10%
201824,605240.10%
201924,629240.10%
202024,655260.11%
202124,679240.10%
202224,703240.10%

Zion Population by Year