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Economic Profile

Economic Development in the Village of Mt. Zion is a key ingredient leading to the success of our village today.   Helping local business and outside companies looking to relocate to the Village of Mt. Zion through various incentive plans, tax abatements, and resources, with the overall goal of enhancing the Village of Mt. Zion through the promotion of economic growth. 

Additional demographic information is available through the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County.

Demographic & Statistical Information 

Population

  1990 2000 2010
Mt. Zion 4,522 4,845 5,833
County 117,206 114,706 110,768

 

Climate

 
Average Winter Temperature  32.0° 
Average Summer Temperature  78.0° 
Average Annual Rainfall 36.0"
Average Annual Snowfall 22.0"

  

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 - 10 full-time officers - 24 hour protection                                                     
  •          Fire Insurance Class 4 in city limits & 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                                                                                  
  • 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 MI 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 (City of Decatur)                       
  •          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 3,819,000 143,712,200
Excess Capacity 10,181,000 38,687,800

 

 Waste Water Treatment

  •          Type of Sewage Treatment Plant - SECONDARY Process

 

  Gallons/Day Liters/Day
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

 

Education Facilities

  •          Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.0
  •          Trade & Technical, Junior College, University are in Decatur (7 miles)

 

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 Year College 0 0 0
University 1 150 1,200

 

Employment (Major Employers in the Area)

 

 

Employer

 

Product/Service

 

Employees

Union

Affiliation

Fuyao Glass Illinois Float Glass Products 300 UCGW
S.A. Lewis Construction Developer/Builder 50 None
Heritage Health Care 75 None
Green Valley Inc. Air & Hydraulic Lift 24 None
Hagerman Software 30 None