Dixon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 15,319 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dixon is the 158th largest community in Illinois.
Dixon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dixon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dixon who work in office and administrative support (16.77%), sales jobs (8.40%), and management occupations (7.58%).
In terms of college education, Dixon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.31% of adults 25 and older in Dixon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dixon in 2010 was $22,104, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,416 for a family of four. However, Dixon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dixon is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dixon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.