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Dixon is a city in Lee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Dixon, settler
[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 41.838N. The longitude is -89.479W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,429.
Abraham Lincoln was stationed here during his service in the Illinois militia
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 $16,630, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Dixon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dixon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.
Libraries in Dixon include Dixon Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dixon include Telegraph
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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dixon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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