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A+ Zion Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Zion Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Illinois
8911% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Zion cost of living
D- Zion Crime Total crime is 56% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,63841% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2841% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Zion crime
F Zion Employment Household income is 21% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$46,73516% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,81434% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%92% higher than the US average
Zion employment
F Zion Housing Home value is 33% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$116,80037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9631% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Zion real estate or Zion rentals
F Zion Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
75%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
15%69% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Zion K-12 schools

Living in Zion, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, Zion is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,195 residents. Zion is mostly populated by White (53%) and Black or African American (35%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Zion are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 21% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Zion residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Living in Zion can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Zion and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Zion is 56/100 and the city is ranked in the 8th percentile of all cities across America. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Zion may not be a pleasant experience. This score also puts it among the worst 10 percent of cities in all of America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Zion ranks very well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). Zion does not score well for the following: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Zion on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Zion meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Zion. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Zion are simply unattainable. The median home price for Zion homes is $116,800, which is 33.2% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Zion, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average.

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Compare Zion, IL Livability To Other Cities

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Schaumburg, IL803274,366
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The Clean City

I love the historical base that Zion Illinois holds within the city. Those who reside here enjoy a small community with a strong business base all while being backed by an unseen religious background. This is a city with a strong background.

Being a smaller city in the big state of Illinois, Zion offers you a small dose of the city life without polluting the lifestyle in the larger areas. If your looking for order, this is a great place to be. Before the city was built, the entire city was planned out for the greatest efficiency. Houses face east and west to create lower need for utilities. Zion Illinois is a clean city and they pride themselves on keeping it this way.

A lot of parks are located in this city and are enjoyed by the residents. To relax, enjoy the most direct route to Illinois Beach State Park. Overall, living in Zion Illinois provides a peaceful atmosphere while still enjoying the city life.
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