Mount Zion, Illinois

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Coordinates: 39°46′41″N 88°52′43″W / 39.77806°N 88.87861°W / 39.77806; -88.87861
Mount Zion
Village
MtZionIllinois.jpg
Mt. Zion Welcome Sign
Country United States
State Illinois
County Macon
Elevation 690 ft (210 m)
Coordinates 39°46′41″N 88°52′43″W / 39.77806°N 88.87861°W / 39.77806; -88.87861
Area 4.20 sq mi (11 km2)
 - land 4.20 sq mi (11 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Founded 1881
Mayor Donald Robinson
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62549
Area code 217
Location of Mount Zion within Illinois
Location of Mount Zion within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Mount Zion, Illinois
Website: www.mtzion.com
There are also other places named Mount Zion.

Mount Zion is a village in Macon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,280 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Mount Zion is located at 39°46′41″N 88°52′43″W / 39.77806°N 88.87861°W / 39.77806; -88.87861 (39.777967, -88.878614).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 4.20 square miles (10.9 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,280 people, 1,819 households, and 1,409 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,285.7 people per square mile (496.2/km²). There were 1,884 housing units at an average density of 500.0 per square mile (192.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.08% White, 0.25% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.76% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 1,819 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,936, and the median income for a family was $60,530. Males had a median income of $46,133 versus $25,438 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,784. About 4.9% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older.

Mount Zion High School[edit]

Mount Zion High school is part of the Mount Zion Unified School District 3 and was founded in 1920. Currently,[when?] the high school ranks 94th out of 650 public Illinois high schools, and the district ranks 93rd out of 842 districts earning both the high school and the district a 4/5 star rating from schooldigger.com. The Chicago Sun Times ranked Mount Zion High School in the top 50 high schools in the Illinois for 2008.

Mount Zion is well known across the country for its nationally ranked show choirs.[citation needed] Mt. Zion Swingsations, the male-female choir, and Les Femmes, the all-female choir, have competed across America for the past several decades. They are coached by Mr. Swengel and choreographed by Dwight Jordan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.