Dixon, IL

Dixon profile

Living in Dixon

Dixon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 15,274 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dixon is the 160th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Dixon was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dixon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dixon is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dixon who work in office and administrative support (12.24%), management occupations (11.72%), and healthcare (8.72%).

Also of interest is that Dixon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Dixon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.32% of the adults in Dixon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dixon in 2018 was $23,516, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,064 for a family of four. However, Dixon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dixon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dixon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dixon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dixon include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Dixon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.