Dixon, IL Population

Population: 15,941. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,372 (-3.6% change)
Males: 8,367 (52.5%), Females: 7,574 (47.5%)

Lee County

Zip code: 61021

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $35,720
Median house value: $75,100

Races in Dixon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.4%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (27.3%), Irish (15.7%), English (8.7%), United States (5.8%), Dutch (3.3%), Swedish (3.2%).

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 6.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dixon

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dixon city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +419 (+2.7%).

Hospital/medical center in Dixon:

  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (403 E 1ST ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dixon:

  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; STERLING, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; ROCHELLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dixon:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 15 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 37 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 58 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dixon:

  • DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD (about 4 miles; DIXON, IL; Abbreviation: C73)
  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 15 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; Abbreviation: C55)
  • ALBERTUS (about 28 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: FEP)
College/University in Dixon:

  • SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,441; Location: 173 ILLINOIS RT 2; Public; Website: www.svcc.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dixon:

  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 75 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 78 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
Public high schools in Dixon:

  • DIXON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 984; Location: LINCOLN STATUE DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 537; Location: PO BOX 1200; Grades: 12 – 12)
Private high school in Dixon:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 7571 S. RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dixon:

  • REAGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: 620 DIVISION ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 703 E MORGAN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 501 S LINCOLN AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 800 4TH AVE; Grades: PK – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Dixon:

  • ST MARY ELEM & JHS (Students: 256; Location: 704 PEORIA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 1112 NORTH BRINTON AVE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Dixon:

  • DIXON P.L. (Operating income: $334,234; Location: 221 HENNEPIN AVENUE; 98,838 books; 5,459 audio materials; 2,475 video materials; 201 serial subscriptions)

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