Village Info

Village of Mt. Zion Info

Transportation

Transportation
Commercial Air Service – Decatur Airport
Foreign Trade Zone #245, Decatur Airport
Distance 4 Miles/6 Kilometers
Concrete Lighted Runways
Charter Service Available
Private Storage & Maintenance Available
Rail – Canadian National (CN)


Tax Structure

Property Tax Rates
2014
$8.15691
2013
$7.98589
2012
$7.98589
Sales Tax – 7.5%
Electricity – 3%
Natural Gas – 3%
Telephone – 3.25%
Water – 0%

Community & Health Care

Located just a few miles outside of Decatur, Mt. Zion offers all types of housing: historic, two-story Victorians on Main Street; moderately priced ranch and two-story homes in existing, beautifully landscaped subdivisions; and executive, custom-built homes in growing subdivisions along Lake Decatur and new, larger, estate-sized subdivisions.

Mt. Zion has a variety of private physicians and specialist facilities, such as the Decatur Orthopedic Center, dental facilities, vision centers, and physical therapy clinics, as well as a pharmacy to care for its residents and the surrounding community. Mt. Zion residents are just 10 minutes from St. Mary’s Hospital and 20 minutes from Decatur Memorial Hospital. Combined, these hospitals have over 550 acute care beds.


Industry & Agriculture

Mt. Zion is surrounded by some of the most productive farm land in America, so, of course, agriculture is a big business. Two of the world’s largest corn and bean processors, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), and Tate & Lyle, are located in nearby Decatur. Together, they process millions of tons of corn and soy beans per year to feed the world.

On Mt. Zion’s far southwest side is one of the community’s largest employers, Fuyao USA. Each year, the company ships millions of square feet of glass all over the world.

Our community business leaders, including those with the Village of Mt. Zion, are always agressively searching for environmentally-friendly light industry and retail businesses to establish themselves in Mt. Zion.

The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County, along with ADM, Ameren Utilities, Clayco, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Decatur Memorial Hospital, and OmniTRAX have established the Midwest Inland Port (MIP). The Midwest Inland Port is a multi-modal hub, located in nearby Decatur, that delivers domestic and international flexibility for companies through a well-positioned transportation corridor, connecting the Midwest to the East, West, and Gulf coasts of North America.

The MIP is strategically located, offering non-congested, toll-free access to one of the country’s heaviest truck and rail traffic slows. The MIP can be accessed through Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Decatur Airport, and major interstates

Education & Recreation


We Create Fun

The Mt. Zion School District is one of the most progressive and financially sound systems and continually ranks among the best districts in the State of Illinois. Its graduates are ready for secondary study or the workforce. Many residents have moved to our community, recognizing the advanced curriculum, the variety of co-curricular opportunities, and the disciplined atmosphere, all which are underscored by a dedicated board of education, administration and faculty.

For recreation, enjoy several of Mt. Zion’s beautiful, scenic parks, including Spitler Woods State Park (202 acres), Fletcher Park (23 acres), and many residential pocket parks. Mt. Zion has miles of walking trails to hike or ride bikes. Fletcher Park features an extra-large playground, multi-acre fishing pond and boardwalk, amphitheater; large, open pavilion with restrooms, recreation center, six tennis courts, walking trails, and open areas. Fletcher Park has many public and private events each year.

The Village of Mt. Zion

2010 Census

Population
25-54 years = % of population
Median Age
Avg. Household Income
Avg. Disposable Income

  • 3 MILES 
    12,092
    39.5%
    42
    $70,856
    $54,806

  • 5 MILES
    28,006
    38.2%
    44
    $67,510
    $52,491

  • 10 MILES
    96,007
    37.7%
    40
    $56,279
    $44,211

Village of Mt. Zion

  • 2010 POPULATION
    5,833

  • 2000 POPULATION
    4,845


Major Employers

Fuyao USA
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)
Tate & Lyle
Mueller Industries
Caterpillar Inc.
Green Valley, Inc.
Mt. Zion School Distric
R&R Contractors
Jordan Industrial Controls, Inc.

A complete list of available properties, market retail study, and contact information is available at (217) 864-5424 or online at www.mtzion.com.


Municipal Services

Local Government – President & Village Board of Trustees
Home Rule – No
Police Department – 10 full-time officers – 24-hour protection
Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Yes
Subdivision Ordinance with Design Standards – Yes
Municipal Zoning – Yes
County Zoning – Yes
Enhanced Emergency 911 – Yes
Public Library – Yes
Fire Insurance – Class 5 in city limits; Class 8 outside city limits
General Waste Disposal – Yes – Three licensed waste disposal haulers
Special Waste Disposal – Yes
Cable TV & Broadband – Yes
Newspapers – Yes – One daily & one weekly
Financial Institutions – Three: Prairie State Bank & Trust, Scott State Bank, and Town & Country