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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Mount Zion is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,979. Mount Zion is in Macon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Mount Zion offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Zion there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Mount Zion and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mount Zion are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Mount Zion Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    189.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    653.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Mount Zion

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,121
National
$55,322
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Mount Zion Reviews

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Mount Zion is a great community. A lot of people are very respectful and caring. I have grown up in Mount Zion and feel safe anywhere I go. The public schools are great for every kids' education. Mount Zion has a lot of activities to do for families throughout the year. The people really care about keeping the town clean and neat for visitors and residents. The prices for housing can be high depending on the neighborhood you are looking at. Mount Zion is a wonderful community with the nicer neighborhoods surrounding our area. Mount Zion is a wonderful place to live because it is safe, public schools are nice, and the community is clean and friendly.
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Mount Zion is a quaint little town with a small population of predominantly white people. This does not seem to be what the town is looking for, they are a small town people with big time vision. Christianity is the acclaimed unofficial religion.
Town gatherings for fall or spring. bubble into a bountiful array of smiling children. The children are very adaptive in regards to cultural variations. This could only be reflective of the acceptance and open mindedness of loving, qualified leaders or mentors.
Mt. Zion is a small village full of great people and opportunities. The schools are among the best around with really nice students and staff. Mt. Zion is a generally quit area with low crime. The people in Mt. Zion are really friendly and respectful. All around Mt. Zion is a great place to live.