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.

Zion is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (18.78%), sales jobs (9.35%), and management occupations (6.53%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Zion rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.86% 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 $20,151, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,604 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 26.93% 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 Tagalog.