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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.


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Median household income
Local
$45,723
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Zion demographic reports
Zion is on Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Benton
· Dickertown
· Zion City
Zion was founded by John Alexander Dowie, a faith-healer whose Christian Catholic Apostolic Church owned the local businesses and banned residents' use of liquor, tobacco, oysters and pork.
Well-known residents have included:
· Gary Coleman, actor
Local festivals include:
  • City of Zion Jubilee Days - Sept. 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Zion web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cullerton Complex (formerly the Illinois Beach State Park and North Point Marina)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Zion was $17,730, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Zion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Zion festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Zion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,186.


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Libraries in Zion include Zion-Benton Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Zion political report.

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Traffic

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.

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Hotels in Zion include Country Inn & Suites.

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