Zion, Illinois Population 2020

23,419

Zion is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 23,419, it is the 100th largest city in Illinois and the 1637th largest city in the United States. Zion is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -4.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,413 in 2010. Zion reached it's highest population of 24,421 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Zion has a population density of 2,392 people per square mile.

The average household income in Zion is $61,282 with a poverty rate of 19.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,002 per month, and the median house value is $117,600. The median age in Zion is 32.3 years, 31 years for males, and 33.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males.

Zion Il Demographics

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

  • White: 56.41%
  • Black or African American: 30.33%
  • Two or more races: 4.84%
  • Other race: 4.37%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Zion, Illinois is 23,419, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,705. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,413.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,56456.41%
Black or African American7,29330.33%
Two or More Races1,1634.84%
Some Other Race1,0504.37%
Asian9533.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.10%

Zion Il Population Pyramid 2020

Zion Il Median Age

32.3


Total

31


Male

33.5


Female

Zion Il Adults

There are 16,840 adults, (2,646 of whom are seniors) in Zion Il.

Zion Il Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Zion Il Sex Ratio

Female

12,789

53.18%

Male

11,258

46.82%

Zion Il Households and Families

Zion Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Zion Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All55.8%44.2%
Male51.1%48.9%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female35%65%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8203.0255.8
Married3,2603.8377.2
Non Family2,3041.1642.9
Female1,8123.6735
Male4444.0151.1

3.63

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Zion Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9176.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,53610.84%
High School Graduate4,74433.47%
Some College3,59325.35%
Associates Degree9866.96%
Bachelors Degree1,67411.81%
Graduate Degree7235.10%

Zion Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8295,2981,263
Black4,1263,565604
Hispanic3,3142,103303
Other Race657471
Asian636533232
Multiple Races33430453
Native American248

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,561$38,949$31,571
Less Than High School$26,727$32,138$19,221
High School Grad$30,770$34,234$26,538
Some College$34,475$37,639$31,920
Bachelors Degree$56,641$62,587$54,263
Graduate Degree$73,828$85,438$64,448

$35,561

Average Earnings

$38,949

Average Male

$31,571

Average Female

Zion Il Language

Zion Il Language by Age

Zion Il Language

76.90% of Zion Il residents speak only English, while 23.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.70% of the population.

Zion Il Poverty

Zion Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,1822,35732.82%
Hispanic6,9051,48521.51%
White7,7636117.87%
Other1,05012411.81%
Asian93911011.71%
Multiple1,163938.00%

19.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

22.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zion Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zion Il is Black, with 32.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zion Il is White, with 7.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.22%
High School20.22%
Some College8.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.45%
Male Unemployed47.95%
Female Employed9.23%
Male Employed6.85%

Zion Il Income

Zion Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,039$61,282
Families$58,339$68,113
Married Families$73,761-
Non Families$27,420$38,449

Zion Il Marital Status

Zion Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Zion Il Married by Age and Sex

Zion Il 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 Il Marital Status by Race

Zion Il Veterans

1,674

Number of Veterans

1,431

Male Veterans

243

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War637
Vietnam456
Second Gulf War210
Korea119
World War II69
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,11211.15%
Black49810.28%
Hispanic1373.19%
Asian395.12%
2 or More102.23%
Indian833.33%
Other70.89%

$Zion Il Veterans by Education

10.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zion Il Employment Status

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Zion Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.37%

Born in Illinois

87.97%

Native Born

12.03%

Foreign Born

6.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.97% of Zion Il residents were born in the United States, with 66.37% having been born in Illinois. 6.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,419-143-0.61%
201923,562-143-0.60%
201823,705-224-0.94%
201723,929-143-0.59%
201624,072-81-0.34%
201524,153-141-0.58%
201424,294-46-0.19%
201324,340130.05%
201224,327-56-0.23%
201124,383-38-0.16%
201024,4211,5550.66%
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%