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Dixon is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Dixon. For links to other places called Dixon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dixon is 41.867N. The longitude is -89.459W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,925.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dixon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61021 ZIP code.
30% of Dixon residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dixon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dixon was $17,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Dixon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dixon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $820.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dixon political report.
The average commute time for Dixon workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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