Dixon Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Dixon Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°52′04″N 89°27′33″W / 41.86778°N 89.45917°W / 41.86778; -89.45917Coordinates: 41°52′04″N 89°27′33″W / 41.86778°N 89.45917°W / 41.86778; -89.45917
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyLee
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Area
 • Total30.36 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 • Land29.11 sq mi (75.4 km2)
 • Water1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)  4.12%
Elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
17,271
 • Density618.1/sq mi (238.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61021
FIPS code17-103-20175

Dixon Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,993 and it contained 7,283 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Dixon Township was established on November 6, 1849. Two additional townships were created from it; Nelson Township was created on February 28, 1860, and South Dixon Township was created on February 12, 1867.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.36 square miles (78.6 km2), of which 29.11 square miles (75.4 km2) (or 95.88%) is land and 1.25 square miles (3.2 km2) (or 4.12%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Dixon (north three-quarters)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Burket, Chapel Hill, Dixon State School, Mount Union and Oakwood.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201617,271[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Dixon Unit School District 170

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Dixon Township, Lee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  • United States Census Bureau 2010 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]