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Zion is a township in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Zion. For links to other places called Zion, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Zion is 42.456N. The longitude is -87.843W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,866.
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16% of Zion residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Zion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Zion was $17,730, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Zion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Zion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,186.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Zion political report.
The average commute time for Zion workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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