Mount Zion, Illinois

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Mount Zion, Illinois

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High Points

Mount Zion strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Mount Zion Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Mount Zion People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Mount Zion Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mount Zion College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Mount Zion Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mount Zion Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mount Zion Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Mount Zion, Illinois

Comparing Mount Zion to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Mount Zion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 62549
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.771
Longitude -88.874

Mount Zion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Mount Zion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,845 100%
Male 2,424 50%
Female 2,421 50%
Under 18 1,371 28.3%
18+ 3,474 71.7%
65+ 500 10.3%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.03
White 4,752 98.1%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 37 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 33 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.2%

Estimated Mount Zion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,032
Growth 187
Growth % 3.9%

Mount Zion Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.5%
US/American 19.3%
English 13.4%
Irish 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Italian 3.2%
Norwegian 2.6%
Scottish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Welsh 1.6%
Dutch 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Czech 0.8%
Northern European 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Zion, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hervey City (62549)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Zion 4,845 $60,530
Bethany 1,287 $44,276
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Dalton City 581 $53,224
Decatur 81,860 $42,379
Macon 1,213 $48,583
Oreana 892 $58,229

Mount Zion Public Libraries

Mt Zion District P.l.
115 W. MAIN ST.
Mount Zion, Illinois
(217) 864-3622

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Serves 795 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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