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About the Village of Mt. Zion : Demographics & Statistical Information

Demographic/Statistical Information

Population
  1990 2000  2010
Mt. Zion 4,522 4845 5833
County 117,206 114,706 110,768

Climate
Average Winter Temp 32.00
Average Summer Temp 78.00
Average Annual Rainfall 36.00
Average Annual Snowfall 22.00

Municipal Services
Local Government – President & Village Board of Trustees
Home Rule - No
Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Yes
Subdivision Ordinances w/Design Standards – Yes
Municipal Zoning – Yes
County Zoning - Yes
Enhanced Emergency 911 System – Yes
Public Library – Yes
Police Department – 11 Full-time officers – 24 hour protection
Fire Insurance Class 5 in city limits 8 outside city limits
General Waste Disposal – Yes Three (3) licensed waste disposal firms
Special Waste Disposal – Yes
Cable TV – Yes
Newspapers – Yes One (1) daily & One (1) weekly
Banks – 3

Transportation
Motor Carrier
Highways Serving Community 1-Federal 1-State
Interstate Serving Community I-72
Nearest Interchange 5 MI/8 KM
Package Delivery Service – Yes
Commercial Bus Service – No
Air
Nearest Commercial Airport – Decatur Airport
Distance 4 MI/6 KM
Nearest Public Airport – Decatur Airport
Distance 4 MI/6 KM
Type of Surface – Concrete
Longest Runway 8,500 FT
Runway Lighted – Yes
Fuel Available – Yes
Charter Service Available – Yes
Private Storage Available - Yes
Private Maintenance Available – Yes
Travel Time
Distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities
City Highway
Miles
Highway
KM
Days
by Rail
Days
by Truck
Atlanta 592 947 2 1
Chicago 179 286 1 1
Cleveland 473 757 1 1
Dallas 764 1,222 3 2
Denver 901 1,442 2 2
Detroit 422 675 1 1
Kansas City 344 550 1 1
Los Angeles 1,945 3,112 4 3
Memphis 300 480 2 1
Minneapolis 500 800 3 2
New Orleans 758 1,213 2 2
New York 906 1,450 2 2
St. Louis 120 192 1 1
Seattle 2,075 3,320 4 3

Utilities
Water
Water Supplier – Municipal
Water Source – Lake
  Gallons/Day Liters/Day
Storage Capacity 10,000,000 38,000,000
Treatment Capacity 48,000,000 182,400,000
Average Daily Demand 25,000,000 95,000,000
Peak Daily Demand 37,819,000 143,712,200
Excess Capacity 10,181,000 38,687,800

Remarks Water Supplier: City of Decatur
Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY Process
Treatment Capacity 41,000,000 155,800,000
Present Load 27,000,000 102,600,000
Excess Capacity 14,000,000 53,200,000
 
Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
Gas Supplier: Ameren Illinois
Electric Supplier: Ameren Illinois
Local Telephone Supplier: Frontier Communications
Digital Switching YES Fiber Optics YES
Long Distances Carriers AT&T, SPRINT, MCI

Education Facilities (in community)
Type Number Teachers Enrollment
Elementary 3 82 1,300
Junior High 1 22 300
High School 1 46 821
Trade & Technical 1 26 670
Community College 1 230 2,350
Four-Yr College 0 0 0
University 1 150 1,700
 
Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.0
Remarks
TRADE & TECHNICAL, JUNIOR COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AREIN DECATUR (7 MILES).

Employment
Major Employers In The Community
Employer Product/Service Employees Union
Affiliation
PPG INDUSTRIES FLOAT GLASS PRODUCTS 575 UGCW
S.A. LEWIS CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPER/BUILDER 50 NONE
HERITAGE HEALTH CARE 75 NONE
GREEN VALLEY INC. AIR & HYDRAULIC LIFT 16  NONE
HAGERMAN SOFTWARE 30  NONE
Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in Macon County
Occupation Entry Top
Accountant/Auditor $ 19.48 $ 31.67
Assembler-Electronic $ 8.74 $ 13.74
Assembler-Production $ 10.34 $ 15.14
Computer Operator $ 9.11 $ 16.55
Computer Programmer $ 20.76 $ 38.79
Data Entry Operator $ 7.92 $ 14.05
Drill or Punch Press $ 9.53 $ 16.68
Engineer $ 23.00 $ 36.70
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner $ 8.03 $ 13.44
Laborer $ 11.99 $ 27.79
Machinist $ 11.64 $ 20.86
Maintenance Mechanic $ 10.57 $ 20.54
Office Clerk $ 8.29 $ 14.86
Secretary $ 9.01 $ 15.00
Sheet Metal Worker $ 12.26 $ 17.37
Ship-Recving Clerk $ 9.13 $ 14.93
Systems Analyst $ 25.88 $ 42.51
Technician $ 15.59 $ 27.21
Tool & Die Maker $ 11.70 $ 23.56
Warehouse Worker $ 11.20 $ 18.39
Welder $ 12.02 $ 17.38
Word Processor $ 7.72 $ 16.39

Community Facilities
(Available within 10 miles)
Motels/Hotels 17
Number of Rooms 1,267
Restaurants 158
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room 1,000
Public Golf Courses 5
Public Tennis Courts 2
Public Access to Lake/River YES
Lake Decatur, Sangamon River
Protestant Churches 146
Catholic Churches 5
Jewish Synagogues 1
Country Clubs 3
Health Clubs 1
Public Swimming Pools 2

Tax Structure
Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation.
Valuation is 33.3% of real property
Property Tax Rates
Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Village 0.80426 0.82735 0.80079 0.80535 0.79930
County 0.95558 0.95958
.095288 0.93697
.094681
School 3.82657 4.03382 4.01081 3.95525 3.98241
Other(s) 2.21296 2.14800 2.00493 2.01516 1.97724
Total 7.79959 7.96875 7.76941 7.71273 7.70576
Utility & Sales Tax Rates
Total Sales Tax Rate 7.50%
Utility Tax On:
Electricity 3.00%
Natural Gas 3.00%
Telephone 3.25%
Water 0.00%