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A Taste of Dixon, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DIXON?

  1. Dixon is a city and county seat of Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,733 as of the 2010 census, down from 15,941 at the 2000 census. The city is named after its founder John Dixon, who operated a rope ferry service across Rock River, which runs through the city of Dixon.

  2. In April 2012, Dixon Municipal Comptroller Rita Crundwell was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for embezzlement (she had used the embezzled funds to pay for her lavish lifestyle and what became one of the nation's most well-known quarter horse-breeding programs, among other things). The extreme theft impacted Dixon's finances severely. Federal prosecutors placed the estimate of the embezzlement at $53 million, since 1990. In February 2013, Crundwell was sentenced to 235 months (somewhat more than 19 1/2 years) in prison.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $35,720, and the median income for a family was $45,088.

  4. The City of Dixon's Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission was established to bring into reality the vision of a Memorial Park, which would be dedicated to all Veterans of Military Service. The words, “All Veterans,” the commission defines as all men or women from any state or territory belonging to the United States who was in the military at any time at either peace or war, and honorably discharged from the service. No fee will be levied to enter this Memorial Park. It will be free to the public. Any man, woman or child, regardless of race, religion, color or nationality will be welcome to enjoy this Park at anytime day or night. For individuals that are handicapped, there will be a Handicap Friendly Ramp, a curbside loading and unloading access area, and benches for resting.

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Demographics of Dixon, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

86.33%

10.48%

0.14%

0.82%

4.30%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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