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The Village of Mount Zion had a population of 6,001 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Zion is located at latitude 39.784 and longitude -88.885 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mount Zion (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The Village of Mount Zion (GNIS ID: 2399419) 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 Village of Mount Zion is located within Township of Mount Zion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Zion 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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Mount Zion, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,001
Population in Households 5,928
Population in Familes 5,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 1,422
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,290
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,729
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,748 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $129,016
Average Home Value $150,358


Median Household Income $66,259
Average Household Income $84,613
Per Capita Income $33,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% -0.08%
Households 0.61% 0.0%
Families 0.33% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Mount Zion, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Zion 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 # 307 78th
Population Density1 # 520 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 762 44th
Median Household Income # 276 80th
Per Capita Income # 233 83rd

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