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The City of Dixon had a population of 15,719 as of July 1, 2016. Dixon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dixon is located at latitude 41.8445 and longitude -89.479 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dixon (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Dixon (GNIS ID: 2394537) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dixon is located within Township of Dixon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dixon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dixon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,719
Population in Households 13,425
Population in Familes 10,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,294
Population Density1 2,128
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,875
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,742 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,133 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 563 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $95,409
Average Home Value $114,711


Median Household Income $39,258
Average Household Income $52,239
Per Capita Income $21,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.22%
Households 0.13% -0.15%
Families 0.21% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dixon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dixon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 159 88th
Population Density1 # 247 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 240 83rd
Median Household Income # 1157 15th
Per Capita Income # 1114 19th

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