Highland Park, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 29,902 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 14,429  (48.3%)
Females: 15,473  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60035, 60040.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $108,393 (it was $100,967 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$108,393
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $65,765 (it was $55,331 in 2000)

Highland Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $462,651 (it was $370,900 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$462,651
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $698,703; Detached houses: $739,487; Townhouses or other attached units: $356,845; In 2-unit structures: $430,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,804; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $443,940; Mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,408.

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  • White alone - 25,845 (86.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2,167 (7.3%)
  • Asian alone - 848 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 516 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 329 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 27 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.03%)

Races in Highland Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highland Park: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.6%), Russian (12.6%), United States (9.0%), Polish (8.1%), Italian (6.7%), Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1876

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,419 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Park,IL real estate house value index trend

Highland Park, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park city:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

3,412 residents are foreign born (5.5% Europe, 2.6% Asia).

This city:  11.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Highland Park, Illinois as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Highland Park to the number of sex offenders is 3,324 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $10,001 (2.1%)

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mount Prospect, IL (10.5 miles , pop. 56,265).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (24.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Highwood, IL (1.3 miles ), Deerfield, IL (1.6 miles ), Bannockburn, IL (1.7 miles ), Northbrook, IL (2.0 miles ), Glencoe, IL (2.1 miles ), Lake Forest, IL (2.1 miles ), Riverwoods, IL (2.2 miles ), Lincolnshire, IL (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $355,400
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $359,500
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $358,700
  • 2000: 54 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2003: 65 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $447,900
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $487,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $480,700
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $846,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.18 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,487 (+5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,102 (28.6%)

Area codes: 847, 224

Highland Park household income distribution Highland Park home values distribution

Property values in Highland Park, IL


Crime rates in Highland Park by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011000000000
per 100,000 0.00.03.33.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 13553661241713
per 100,000 3.210.016.616.49.719.219.13.26.412.73.223.443.5
Robberies 525533451216152
per 100,000 15.96.716.616.49.79.612.715.83.26.451.150.26.7
Assaults 11141919106151516150321
per 100,000 35.146.663.362.232.319.247.847.450.947.70.010.070.2
Burglaries 60583535566167526459594635
per 100,000 191.3193.1116.5114.5180.6195.4213.5164.5203.5187.6188.5154.1117.1
Thefts 494407442442309340431335372336293296319
per 100,000 1575.01355.01471.51446.4996.61089.01373.51059.71182.61068.4935.9991.51067.0
Auto thefts 413818181519107781298
per 100,000 130.7126.559.958.948.460.931.922.122.325.438.330.126.8
Arson 0011210212100
per 100,000 0.00.03.33.36.53.20.06.33.26.43.20.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 103.399.2111.7109.875.086.0103.273.981.281.273.190.6106.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Highland Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Lawyers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Highland Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Highland Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Highland Park, Illinois average temperatures Highland Park, Illinois average precipitation Highland Park, Illinois humidity Highland Park, Illinois wind speed Highland Park, Illinois snowfall Highland Park, Illinois sunshine Highland Park, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Highland Park city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 15.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 258.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 232.5 miles away from Highland Park center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 290.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from Highland Park center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Park topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Reed - Actor, Edward Weston - (1886-1958), photographer, Eric Engberg - Broadcast journalist, Rosalind Solomon - Photographer, Stansfield Turner - Admiral, Alex Borstein - Comedian, Allan Loeb - Film producer, Bill Cassidy - Politician, Braden Allenby - Scientist, Brian Friedman - Choreographer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Highland Park: John E. Kilmer.

Main business address for: Solo Cup CO (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Highland Park:

  • HOSPICE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL (718 GLENVIEW AVE)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (777 PARK AVE WEST)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HOSP HOME HLTH SERV (1936 GREENBAY ROAD)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE (405 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • MANORCARE OF HIGHLAND PARK (2773 SKOKIE VALLEY ROAD)
  • VILLA ST CRYIL HOME FOR THE AGED (1111 ST JOHNS AVE)

Heliports located in Highland Park:

Amtrak station near Highland Park:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Park:

  • Oakton Community College (about 10 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 11 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 11 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • BIR Training Center (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,004)
  • Loyola University Chicago (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 13,233)
  • Harper College (about 16 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)

Public high schools in Highland Park:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Highland Park:

Private elementary/middle schools in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK MONTESSORI (Students: 143; Location: 1301 CLAVEY RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI CONNECTION (Students: 75; Location: 1731 DEER FIELD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DEVELOPING CHILD INC (THE) (Students: 17; Location: 433 VINE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHILDREN'S MONTESSORI HOUSE (Students: 15; Location: 1991 SHERIDAN RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Highland Park, map of school districts: NORTH SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT 112, TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 113

Library in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,871,682; Location: 494 LAUREL AVENUE; 218,127 books; 510 e-books; 15,504 audio materials; 14,758 video materials; 43 local licensed databases; 5 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 352 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Highland Park Hospital is not listed, now part of Evanston Hospital

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Notable locations in Highland Park: Highland Park Country Club (A), Fort Sheridan Golf Course (B), Clavey Road Sewage Treatment Plant (C), Sunset Valley Golf Club (D), Northmoor Country Club (E), Old Elm Golf Club (F), Exmoor Country Club (G), Bob O'Link Golf Club (H), Highland Park City Hall (I), Highland Park Fire Department Station 34 (J), Highland Park Fire Department Station 32 (K), Highland Park Fire Department Station 33 Headquarters (L), Maxwell Abbell Library (M), Highland Park Public Library (N), Congregation Solel Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crossroads Shopping Center (1), Port Clinton Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Highland Park: Solo Cup CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Highland Park include: Bethany United Methodist Church (A), B'nai Torah Highland Park Reform Temple (B), Congregation B'nai Maccabim (C), Congregation Solel (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Highland Park Presbyterian Church (F), Immaculate Conception Church (G), Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism (H), North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mooney Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Highland Park include: Ravinia Park (1), Highmoor Park Nature Preserve (2), Hybernia Nature Preserve (3), Buckthorn Park (4), Devonshire Park (5), Heller Park (6), Idlewild Park (7), Leonardi Park (8), Lincoln Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Highland Park Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 326 Central Avenue), Hidden Creek Aqua Park (Water Parks & Slides; 1220 Fredrickson Place), Great Groups Travel- Ltd (Tours & Charters; P.O. Box 557), Axelrod Leslie & LEAH (Tours & Charters; 2100 Linden Avenue), Anspach Travel Bureaus Inc (Tours & Charters; 463 Central Avenue).

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (1505 Lake Cook Road).

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 113. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

113
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.11
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0105. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Highland Park that have no violations reported:

  • OLD ELM CLUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.7%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.5% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Highland Park in 2010:

  • 173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Highland Park in 2000:

  • 101 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Highland Park, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Highland Park compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Highland Park (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Highland Park Drive-Up, Highland Park Branch, Clavey & Us 41 Banking Center. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company: Highland Park Branch at 1949 St. Johns Avenue, branch established on 2002/05/24; Highland Park Ravinia Branch at 643 Roger Williams Avenue, branch established on 2008/06/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,592.5 mil, Deposits: $1,581.5 mil, headquarters in Lake Forest, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Highland Park Banking Center at 799 Central, branch established on 2004/04/12. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Bank of Highland Park: First Bank Of Highland Park at 1835 First Street, branch established on 1955/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,085.3 mil, Deposits: $929.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Highland Park Financial Corporation
  • Bank Leumi USA: Highland Park Branch at 1849 Green Bay Road, Suite 400, branch established on 2005/05/09. Info updated 2010/11/03: Bank assets: $5,680.4 mil, Deposits: $4,855.4 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Highland Park Branch at 579 Central Avenue, branch established on 2004/03/29. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • American Enterprise Bank: Highland Park Branch at 1725 North Mcgovern Street, branch established on 2005/05/16. Info updated 2011/06/28: Bank assets: $300.9 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: A. E. Bancorp, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Highland Park Jewel Branch #2287 at 1600 Deerfield Road, branch established on 1999/01/28. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Second Street Branch at 2011 Second Street, branch established on 1995/04/10. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Highland Park, Illinois:

  • Courtyard By Marriott Highland Park, 1505 Lake Cook Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035 , Phone: (847) 831-3338, Fax: (847) 831-0782
  • Shoreline Lodge, 3330 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035 , Phone: (847) 432-7314
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Highland Park, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Highland Park travel time to work - commute Highland Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Highland Park:

(Highland Park, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Highland Park city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.18%
Here: 59.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewish Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents66.3%6.6%4.7%4.3%2.7%
Congregations11.1%5.2%0.3%7.3%3.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.3%1.4%1.4%1.2%9.1%
Congregations6.6%3.8%3.5%4.2%54.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 121
Lake County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Lake County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Lake County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 457
Here:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$70,210$70,2100$0
Other Government Administration 9$55,933$74,5770$0
Police Protection - Officers 51$359,656$84,6250$0
Police - Other 15$93,019$74,4150$0
Firefighters 48$341,648$85,4120$0
Fire - Other 5$45,154$108,3700$0
Streets and Highways 15$84,631$67,7050$0
Welfare 4$19,634$58,9020$0
Sewerage 11$56,838$62,0050$0
Natural Resources 1$6,451$77,4120$0
Water Supply 19$106,670$67,3710$0
Transit 11$59,798$65,2340$0
Other and Unallocable 26$167,931$77,5070$0
Totals for Government 227$1,467,573$77,5810$0

Highland Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,007,000 ($301.22)
    Police Protection: $6,735,000 ($225.24)
    Regular Highways: $5,213,000 ($174.34)
    Fire Protection: $4,391,000 ($146.85)
    Water Utilities: $3,279,000 ($109.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,038,000 ($101.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,129,000 ($37.76)
    Financial Administration: $726,000 ($24.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $709,000 ($23.71)
    Parking Facilities: $456,000 ($15.25)
    Sewerage: $424,000 ($14.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $10,909,000 ($364.83)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $3,942,000 ($131.83)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,985,000 ($99.83)
    Benefit Payments: $2,391,000 ($79.96)
    Withdrawals: $114,000 ($3.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,548,000 ($51.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $4,017,000 ($134.34)
    General - Other: $1,109,000 ($37.09)
    Central Staff: $982,000 ($32.84)
    Parking Facilities: $343,000 ($11.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $239,000 ($7.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,043,000 ($569.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $570,000 ($19.06)

Highland Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,184,000 ($106.48)
    All Other: $1,413,000 ($47.25)
    Parking Facilities: $788,000 ($26.35)
    Sewerage: $397,000 ($13.28)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $1,427,000 ($47.72)
    Local Employee Contribution: $625,000 ($20.90)
    Interest Revenue: $397,000 ($13.28)
    From Other Government: $43,000 ($1.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,000 ($0.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $814,000 ($27.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,194,000 ($39.93)
    Interest Earnings: $1,047,000 ($35.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,457,000 ($215.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,127,000 ($372.12)
    Highways: $864,000 ($28.89)
  • Tax - Property: $12,261,000 ($410.04)
    Public Utilities: $3,922,000 ($131.16)
    NEC: $2,565,000 ($85.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,123,000 ($71.00)
    Total General Sales: $2,043,000 ($68.32)

Highland Park government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $9,504,000 ($317.84)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,340,000 ($78.26)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,695,000 ($692.09)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $6,285,000 ($210.19)
    Water Utilities: $3,715,000 ($124.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,196,000 ($575.08)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $8,620,000 ($288.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,730,000 ($57.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $610,000 ($20.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,784,000 ($327.20)
    Water Utilities: $4,599,000 ($153.80)

Highland Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,522,000 ($84.34)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $18,490,000 ($618.35)
    Total Other Securities: $10,270,000 ($343.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,563,000 ($420.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,932,000 ($64.61)

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($67,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,101 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.08%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.77% ($70,503 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.33% ($44,150)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($39,059)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,193 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.16%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.75% ($56,212 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.34% ($64,144)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.32% ($38,879)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 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.)
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Park:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Highland Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$312,935196$391,5651,426$347,34921$254,3641$3,417,28037$354,7014$272,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$298,15022$604,59795$377,7342$213,4900$02$412,5300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$269,09026$504,480258$487,9806$44,8930$011$377,6460$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$345,52321$584,421141$356,4952$339,5000$04$451,3530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$010$608,25753$340,5662$41,9850$03$370,5330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Highland Park, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$274,5237$347,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$298,2002$311,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$516,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$299,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 208
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Highland Park

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highland Park, IL
Most common first names in Highland Park, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13475.8 years
Mary12981.8 years
Robert11874.4 years
William9877.3 years
Helen9381.6 years
Rose8784.7 years
Ruth8783.3 years
Joseph8179.0 years
James7471.7 years
Margaret6482.1 years
Most common last names in Highland Park, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cohen3882.0 years
Smith3780.8 years
Kaplan2983.8 years
Bernardi2879.8 years
Johnson2777.7 years
Kahn2682.3 years
Bernstein2682.6 years
Ori2676.2 years
Schwartz2577.0 years
Goldberg2481.0 years
Businesses in Highland Park, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets4
AT&T2McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1New Balance3
Audi1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pottery Barn1
Chico's1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
FedEx7Subway2
Honda1T-Mobile2
Hyundai1Target1
Jamba Juice1Toys"R"Us1
Jewel-Osco1UPS4
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
LA Fitness1Wendy's1
Marriott1Z Gallerie1

Highland Park on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 (60035) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
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  • #62 (60035) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #88 (60035) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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