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Zeigler is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,669.
Zeigler is located at 37°53'59" North, 89°3'12" West (37.899856, -89.053429).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 km2 (0.9 mi2). 2.2 km2 (0.9 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,669 people, 712 households, and 439 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.3/km2 (1,940.8/mi2). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 363.2/km2 (940.8/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White, 0.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 712 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $30,776. Males had a median income of $27,721 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,781. 17.5% of the population and 13.7% of families were below the poverty line. 27.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.