Zion, IL
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Zion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,117 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Zion is the 95th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Zion isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Zion are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zion is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Zion who work in office and administrative support (18.43%), sales jobs (8.88%), and management occupations (6.92%).

One downside of living in Zion is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Zion, the average commute to work is 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Zion rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.19% of adults 25 and older in Zion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Zion in 2010 was $19,388, 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 $77,552 for a family of four. However, Zion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Zion is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Zion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Zion also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Zion include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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