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Population (year 2000): 87,901. Estimated population in July 2005: 91,396 (+4.0% change)
Males: 44,621 (50.8%), Females: 43,280 (49.2%)

Lake County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 29.0 years
Median household income: $42,335 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,200 (year 2000)

Waukegan, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Waukegan:

  • Hispanic (44.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (30.9%)
  • Other race (23.0%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • Filipino (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (8.6%), Irish (5.1%), English (3.3%), Polish (3.2%), Italian (2.4%), United States (2.1%).Illinois

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 23.0 square miles

Waukegan,

For population 25 years and over in Waukegan

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waukegan city

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

30.2% Foreign born (25.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +17,807 (+25.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (38.9 miles )

Nearest cities: City, IL Park (2.3 miles Chicago, IL North (3.5 miles Park, IL Beach (3.7 miles IL Gurnee, (5.0 miles IL Zion, (5.8 miles IL (6.0 miles Wadsworth, Bluff, IL Lake (6.4 miles Oaks, IL (6.7 miles Green
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 246 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 1997: 326 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 1998: 218 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 1999: 142 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2000: 162 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2002: 146 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2003: 85 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2004: 76 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2005: 217 buildings, average cost: $174,600

Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 87.86 W

Area codes: 847, 224

Waukegan, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.9%), Educational,health and social services (14.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,625 (-5.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,255 (29.6%)

Crime in Waukegan by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 1 3 1 3
    per 100,000 3.4 1.1 3.4 1.1 3.4
Rapes 22 9 32 9 24
    per 100,000 25.0 10.2 36.4 10.2 27.3
Robberies 113 79 92 79 103
    per 100,000 128.6 89.9 104.7 89.9 117.2
Assaults 226 170 172 170 197
    per 100,000 257.1 193.4 195.7 193.4 224.1
Burglaries 572 363 426 363 388
    per 100,000 650.7 413.0 484.6 413.0 441.4
Thefts 2,450 1,930 2,228 1,930 1,878
    per 100,000 2787.2 2195.7 2534.7 2195.7 2136.5
Auto thefts 175 213 130 213 196
    per 100,000 199.1 242.3 147.9 242.3 223.0
276.4 207.0 235.7 207.0 228.5

Average climate in Waukegan, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waukegan-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Waukegan city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kim Stanley Robinson - (born 1952), science fiction author, Ray Bradbury - (born 1920), Science Fiction author, Gary Bennett - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Apr 17, 1972), Shawn Marion - NBA player (Phoenix Suns, born: May 7, 1978), David Ogrin - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 12/31/57).

Main business address for: NORTHERN STATES FINANCIAL CORP /DE/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), WMS INDUSTRIES INC /DE/ (MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Waukegan:
  • ST THERESE MEDICAL CENTER (2615 WASHINGTON ST)
  • VICTORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1324 NORTH SHERIDAN ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Waukegan:
  • MIDWESTERN REGION MED CENTER (about 6 miles; ZION, IL)
  • HILL TOP CENTER (about 6 miles; GREEN OAKS, IL)
  • CONDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LIBERTYVILLE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waukegan:
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 15 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 29 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL (about 39 miles; MILWAUKEE, WI; ID: MKE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waukegan:
  • WAUKEGAN REGIONAL (about 4 miles; CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN, IL; ID: UGN)
  • CAMPBELL (about 15 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; ID: C81)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 49 $182,445 $44,680 1 $1,486
Other and Unallocable 24 $72,123 $36,061 4 $2,446
Police - Other 53 $192,005 $43,472 48 $27,854
Local Libraries 44 $137,844 $37,593 27 $16,184
Financial Administration 17 $71,116 $50,199 2 $1,313
Other Government Administration 24 $84,575 $42,287 1 $790
Police Protection - Officers 166 $951,411 $68,776 0 $0
Firefighters 111 $597,315 $64,574 0 $0
Fire - Other 7 $26,690 $45,754 0 $0
Streets and Highways 68 $308,220 $54,391 20 $31,986
Health 4 $16,187 $48,561 2 $1,324
Sewerage 9 $45,064 $60,085 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $44,468 $53,361 1 $1,275
Totals for Government 586 $2,729,461 $55,893 106 $84,659
College/University in Waukegan:
  • SHIMER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 103; Location: 438 N SHERIDAN PO A500; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shimer.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waukegan:
  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 13 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; KENOSHA, WI; FT enrollment: 2,575)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE (about 20 miles; KENOSHA, WI; FT enrollment: 3,945)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 23 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; EVANSTON, IL; FT enrollment: 14,958)
Public high schools in Waukegan:
  • WAUKEGAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,743; Location: 2325 BROOKSIDE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE OPTIONAL CENTER (Students: 155; Location: 1020 GLEN ROCK; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ABDSSC SCH-3RD FLOOR (Students: 25; Location: 1011 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Waukegan:
  • LAKE COUNTY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 1550 YORKHOUSE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Waukegan:
  • WAUKEGAN H S NINTH GRADE CTR (Students: 1,117; Location: 1011 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • CLEARVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 855; Location: 1700 DELAWARE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 824; Location: 600 S LEWIS AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROBERT E ABBOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 760; Location: 1319 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CARMAN-BUCKNER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 520 HELMHOLZ AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 712; Location: 201 N BUTRICK; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 711; Location: 2500 NORTHMOOR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LITTLE FORT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 707; Location: 1775 BLANCHARD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DANIEL WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 930 NEW YORK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 110 S ORCHARD AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Waukegan:
  • LAKE SHORE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 525; Location: 510 TENTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANASTASIA SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 629 GLEN FLORA; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE KINGS ACADEMY (Students: 69; Location: 1500 SUNSET AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMANUEL EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 60; Location: 1310 N FROLIC AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Waukegan:
  • WAUKEGAN P.L. (Operating income: $3,553,111; Location: 128 NORTH COUNTY STREET; 240,211 books; 15,917 audio materials; 14,409 video materials; 541 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Waukegan: Glen Flora Country Club (A), Orchard Hills Golf Course And Country Club (B), Golf Links (C), Bonnie Brook Municipal Golf Course (D), Midlane Golf Course (E), American Legion Homer Dahringer Post (F), Waukegan Public Library (G), Waukegan Fire Station Number 2 (H), Waukegan City Hall (I), Lake County Courthouse (J).

Shopping Centers: Belvidere Mall Shopping Center (1), Lakehurst Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Waukegan include: Antioch Baptist Church (A), Armenian Evangelical Church (B), Shiloh Baptist Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (E), Saint Nikolas Serbian Orthodox Church (F), Bonnie Brook Church (G), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Am Echod Jewish Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3).

River: Waukegan River (A).

Parks in Waukegan include: Yeoman Park (1), Lyons Woods Forest Preserve (2), Dugdale Park (3), Plonien Park (4), Powell Park (5), Clark Park (6), Roosevelt Park (7), Larsen Park (8), Bowen Park (9).

Post offices: Edison Square Station Waukegan Post Office (A), Waukegan Post Office (B).


Waukegan compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Waukegan:
  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
Strongest FM radio stations in Waukegan:
  • WXLC (102.3 FM; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WIIL (95.1 FM; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Waukegan:
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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