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Zion is a city 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 42.446N. The longitude is -87.832W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,814.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Zion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60096 ZIP code.
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.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Zion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,186.
Libraries in Zion include Zion-Benton Public Library ... View libraries
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.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Zion between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Zion include Country Inn & Suites.
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