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Mount Zion is a township in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mount Zion. For links to other places called Mount Zion, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Zion is 39.752N. The longitude is -88.85W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 699 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,324.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Zion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon 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 62549 ZIP code.
29% of Mount Zion residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Zion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Zion was $22,600, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Mount Zion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Zion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Zion political report.
The average commute time for Mount Zion workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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