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Lake County, Illinois
Seal of Lake County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Waukegan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,368 sq mi (3,543 km²)
448 sq mi (1,160 km²)
920 sq mi (2,383 km²), 67.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

644,356
1,440/sq mi (556/km²)
Founded 1839
Website www.lakecountyil.gov

Lake County is the farthest north-east county in the U.S. state of Illinois. A 2006 census estimated the population was 713,076. Its county seat is Waukegan, Illinois[1]. According to the 2000 United States Census, Lake County is the 31st richest county by per-capita income. The county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Its lakefront communities, along with some in Cook County, are part of an area known as the North Shore.

Originally part of McHenry County, the townships comprising Lake County were carved out into a separate county in 1839.

Contents

History

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Lake County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 2,634
1850 14,226 440.1%
1860 18,257 28.3%
1870 21,014 15.1%
1880 21,296 1.3%
1890 24,235 13.8%
1900 34,504 42.4%
1910 55,058 59.6%
1920 74,285 34.9%
1930 104,387 40.5%
1940 121,094 16.0%
1950 179,097 47.9%
1960 293,656 64.0%
1970 382,638 30.3%
1980 440,372 15.1%
1990 516,418 17.3%
2000 644,356 24.8%
Est. 2008 712,453 10.6%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 644,356 people, 216,297 households, and 163,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,440 people per square mile (556/km²). There were 225,919 housing units at an average density of 505 per square mile (195/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.11% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 3.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.72% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 14.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.0% were of German, 9.0% Irish, 7.2% Polish, 6.4% Italian and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 78.7% spoke English, 12.9% Spanish and 1.0% Russian as their first language.

The Census estimates of 2005 showed Lake County with 68.6% of its residents being non-Hispanic whites, 18.2% Latinos, 6.8% African American and 5.5% Asian.[3]

According to the 2000 census there were 216,297 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males. Waukegan and North Chicago account for 20% of the county's population.

The median income for a household in the county was $66,973, and the median income for a family was $76,424 (these figures had risen to $76,940 and $88,851 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[4]). Males had a median income of $50,789 versus $33,458 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,102. About 4.00% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over. The 2000 Census reported that Lake County had the second median highest household income of any county in the state, behind DuPage County.

Geography

The Caspar Ott Cabin, built in 1837, is the oldest structure in Lake County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,368 square miles (3,543 km²), of which, 448 square miles (1,159 km²) of it is land and 920 square miles (2,384 km²) of it is water, much of it in Lake Michigan. The total area is 67.28% water.

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Adjacent counties

1 Boundary lies entirely in Lake Michigan.

State parks

Lakes

Besides Lake Michigan, lakes in the county include:

Transportation Infrastructure

Major highways

Train

Air

Sea

Townships

The county is divided into eighteen townships.

Antioch Township Zion Township Benton Township Newport Township Lake Villa Township Grant Township Avon Township Warren Township Waukegan Township Wauconda Township Fremont Township Libertyville Township Shields Township Cuba Township Ela Township Vernon Township West Deerfield Township Moraine Township
Lake County townships (clickable)
Township Population (2000)
Waukegan 92,805
Vernon 65,355
Warren 59,424
Avon 54,957
Libertyville 48,904
Shields 43,382
Ela 39,688
Moraine 34,538
Lake Villa 33,721
West Deerfield 31,794
Fremont 23,955
Zion 22,866
Antioch 21,879
Benton 17,413
Grant 17,397
Wauconda 16,387
Cuba 15,749
Newport 4,142

Cities, villages and census-designated places

Cities

Name Incorporation year Population (2000) Additional information
Waukegan 1829 87,901 -
North Chicago 1895 35,918 -
Highland Park 1869 31,365 -
Zion 1901 22,866 -
Lake Forest 1861 20,059 -
Park City 1958 6,637 -
Highwood 1887 4,143 -

Villages

Name Incorporation year Population (2000) Additional information
Arlington Heights 1887 76,031 Primarily in Cook County.
Buffalo Grove 1958 45,000 Partly in Cook County.
Wheeling 1894 34,496 -
Mundelein 1909 30,935 -
Gurnee 1928 28,834 -
Round Lake Beach 1937 25,859 -
Libertyville 1882 21,760 -
Vernon Hills 1958 20,120 -
Grayslake 1895 18,506 -
Deerfield 1903 18,420 Partly in Cook County.
Lake Zurich 1896 18,104 -
Lindenhurst 1956 12,539 -
Barrington 1865 10,168 Partly in Cook County
Beach Park 1988 10,072 -
Wauconda 1877 9,448 -
Fox Lake 1907 9,178 Partly in McHenry County.
Antioch 1892 8,788 -
Island Lake 1952 8,153 Partly in McHenry County.
Long Grove 1956 6,735 -
Winthrop Harbor 1901 6,670 -
Lincolnshire 1957 6,108 -
Lake Bluff 1895 6,056 -
Round Lake Park 1947 6,038 -
Hawthorn Woods 1958 6,002 -
Lake Villa 1901 5,864 -
Round Lake 1909 5,842 -
Fox River Grove 1919 4,862 Primarily in McHenry County.
Lake Barrington 1959 4,757 -
Barrington Hills 1957 3,915 Partly in Cook, Kane and McHenry County.
Riverwoods 1959 3,843 -
Green Oaks 1960 3,572 -
Kildeer 1958 3,460 -
Deer Park 1957 3,102 Partly in Cook County.
Wadsworth 1962 3,083 -
North Barrington 1959 2,918 -
Lakemoor 1938 2,788 Partly in McHenry County.
Hainesville 1846 2,129 -
Bannockburn 1924 1,429 -
Third Lake 1959 1,355 -
Round Lake Heights 1960 1,347 -
Tower Lakes 1966 1,310 -
Port Barrington 1969 788 Partly in McHenry County.
Mettawa 1960 367 -
Old Mill Creek 1959 251 -
Indian Creek 1958 194 -
Volo 1993 180 -

Unincorporated communities

Name Population (2000) Additional information
Gages Lake 10,415 -
Ingleside 9,286 -
Grandwood Park 4,521 -
Long Lake 3,356 -
Venetian Village 3,082 -
Prairie View 3,079 -
Fox Lake Hills 2,561 -
Channel Lake 1,785 -
Forest Lake 1,530 -
Lake Catherine 1,490 -
Ivanhoe  ? -
Knollwood  ? -
Rondout  ? -
Russell  ? -
Wildwood  ? -

Sports

The following sports teams play in Lake County:

Sites of interest

Amusement Parks

Museums

Shopping

Notable natives and residents

The most notable people whom are natives of or have lived in Lake County include:

Lake County in popular culture

The most notable movies which filmed through the years at Lake county are:

  • Ordinary People (1980) - the movie was filmed in Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Northbrook and Wilmette.
  • Class (1983) - the movie was filmed at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest and other locations in Chicago.
  • Risky Business (1983) - the movie was filmed in Deerfield, Highland Park and Skokie.
  • Chain Reaction (1996) - the movie has scenes filmed at a famous Lake Bluff estate and was largely shot in downtown Chicago.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Lake County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  4. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=05000US17097&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US17%7C05000US17093&_street=&_county=lake&_cityTown=lake&_state=04000US17&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

External links

Coordinates: 42°26′N 87°47′W / 42.43°N 87.78°W / 42.43; -87.78


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Lake County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Lake County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1839
Seat Waukegan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 67.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

644356
Website: www.co.lake.il.us

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. A 2006 census estimated the population was 713,076. Its county seat is Waukegan6. According to the 2000 United States Census, Lake County is the 31st richest county by per-capita income. The county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Its lakefront communities, along with some in Cook County, are part of an area known as the North Shore.

Originally part of McHenry County, the townships comprising Lake County were carved out into a separate county in 1839.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,543 km² (1,368 sq mi). 1,159 km² (448 sq mi) of it is land and 2,384 km² (920 sq mi) of it is water, much of it in Lake Michigan. The total area is 67.28% water.

Adjacent counties

1 Boundary lies entirely in Lake Michigan.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Lake County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 644,356 people, 216,297 households, and 163,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 556/km² (1,440/sq mi). There were 225,919 housing units at an average density of 195/km² (505/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.11% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 3.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.72% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 14.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The Census estimates 0f 2005 showed Lake County with 68.6% of its residents being non-Hispanic whites, 18.2% Latinos, 6.8% African American and 5.5% Asian.[1]

Lake County
Population by year

2003 - 713,076
2000 - 644,356
1990 - 516,418
1980 - 440,372
1970 - 382,638
1960 - 293,656
1950 - 179,097
1940 - 121,094
1930 - 104,387
1920 - 74,285
1910 - 55,058
1900 - 34,504
1890 - 24,235
1880 - 21,296
1870 - 21,014
1860 - 18,257
1850 - 14,226
1840 - 2,634

According to the 2000 census there were 216,297 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 19.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males. Waukegan and North Chicago account for 20% of the county's population.

The median income for a household in the county was $66,973, and the median income for a family was $76,424. Males had a median income of $50,789 versus $33,458 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,102. About 4.00% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over. The 2000 Census reported that Lake County had the second median highest household income of any county in the state, behind DuPage County.

Townships

Cities, villages and census-designated places

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 


Coordinates: 42°26′N 87°47′W / 42.43, -87.78

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