North Chicago, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 29,842 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.9%
 
Males: 17,233  (57.8%)
Females: 12,609  (42.2%)
Median resident age:

24.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60064.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,335 (it was $38,180 in 2000)
North Chicago:

$43,335
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,131 (it was $14,564 in 2000)

North Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,260 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
North Chicago:

$109,260
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $115,929; detached houses: $109,036; townhouses or other attached units: $171,038; in 2-unit structures: $114,290; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,259; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $94,526

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,157.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Chicago: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.2%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Chicago, IL (2017)
    • 9,87232.9%White alone
    • 9,64632.2%Hispanic
    • 8,10627.0%Black alone
    • 1,3124.4%Asian alone
    • 8903.0%Two or more races
    • 2360.8%Other race alone
    • 890.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 450.2%American Indian alone

Races in North Chicago detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in North Chicago, Illinois as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Chicago is 556 to 1.


Crime rates in North Chicago by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(9.0)
3
(9.0)
3
(8.8)
2
(6.1)
3
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
2
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
26
(78.1)
21
(62.9)
12
(35.2)
31
(94.2)
13
(39.9)
1
(3.1)
10
(30.6)
6
(18.4)
8
(27.8)
21
(71.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
70
(210.4)
101
(302.6)
60
(176.1)
34
(103.4)
47
(144.1)
4
(12.5)
66
(202.0)
20
(61.2)
7
(24.3)
20
(67.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
135
(405.8)
134
(401.5)
93
(273.0)
64
(194.5)
129
(395.6)
3
(9.4)
49
(150.0)
54
(165.2)
41
(142.5)
50
(169.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
224
(673.3)
182
(545.3)
179
(525.4)
56
(170.2)
136
(417.1)
12
(37.5)
183
(560.1)
78
(238.6)
45
(156.4)
30
(101.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
413
(1,241)
441
(1,321)
295
(865.9)
148
(449.9)
209
(640.9)
14
(43.7)
220
(673.4)
110
(336.4)
70
(243.2)
24
(81.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
98
(294.6)
90
(269.7)
51
(149.7)
26
(79.0)
46
(141.1)
16
(50.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.2)
4
(13.9)
7
(23.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(15.0)
5
(15.0)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.2)
3
(9.4)
20
(61.2)
4
(12.2)
4
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)345.2352.0236.6193.7238.816.5205.797.093.7136.8

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City-data.com crime index in North Chicago, IL

Crime rate in North Chicago detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 77 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Illinois average:

2.76
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Ancestries: German (6.8%), American (3.9%), Irish (2.5%), Polish (2.1%), Italian (1.8%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/24/1895

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 7.83 square miles.

Population density: 3,810 people per square mile   (average).

North Chicago, Illinois map

5,027 residents are foreign born (12.7% Latin America, 2.8% Asia).

This city:

16.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,438 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,737 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukegan, IL (3.5 miles , pop. 87,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (34.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Park City, IL (1.6 miles ),
Lake Bluff, IL (1.7 miles ),
Waukegan, IL (1.9 miles ),
Green Oaks, IL (1.9 miles ),
Gurnee, IL (2.3 miles ),
Libertyville, IL (2.5 miles ),
Lake Forest, IL (2.5 miles ),
Mettawa, IL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 87.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,953 (+16.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,285 (56.7%)

Distribution of median household income in North Chicago, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in North Chicago, IL in 2017

Property values in North Chicago, IL

North Chicago satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,200
Number of permits per 10,000 North Chicago, IL residents
Average permit cost in North Chicago, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in North Chicago, IL
Historical housing units in North Chicago, IL
Most common industries in North Chicago, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.7%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in North Chicago, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in North Chicago, Illinois

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North Chicago, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.8. This is worse than average.

City:

96.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0107. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0107
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

North Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the North Chicago city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 14.4 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:

North Chicago-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 267.7 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 242.2 miles away from North Chicago 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 80.3 miles away from North Chicago 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 299.9 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 266.0 miles away from North Chicago center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 218.8 miles away from North Chicago 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Chicago topographic map

Main business address for: FANSTEEL INC (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in North Chicago:

  • LEWIS TERRACE (1916 16TH STREET)
  • NORTH CHICAGO VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 3001 GREENBAY ROAD)
  • SEYMOUR TERRACE (1504 16TH STREET)

Amtrak station near North Chicago:

  • 18 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.

College/University in North Chicago:

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Full-time enrollment: 678; Location: 3333 Green Bay Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rosalindfranklin.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Chicago:

  • College of Lake County (about 9 miles; Grayslake, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,041)
  • Oakton Community College (about 19 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 20 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 5,089)
  • Harper College (about 20 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 20 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 21 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • Carthage College (about 21 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,130)

Public high school in North Chicago:

Private high school in North Chicago:

  • DAISYS RESOURCE OPTIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 1919 SHERMAN AVE, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in North Chicago:

See full list of schools located in North Chicago

Library in North Chicago:

  • NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $625,543; Location: 2100 ARGONNE DRIVE; 50,633 books; 160 e-books; 2,154 audio materials; 3,105 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Chicago: North Chicago City Hall (A), Abbott Laboratories Fire Department Station 2 (B), Great Lakes Naval Station Fire Department Station 3 (C), Great Lakes Naval Station Fire Department Station 1 (D), North Chicago Fire Department Station 2 (E), Recruit Training Center Fire Fighting Trainer (F), Great Lakes Naval Station Fire Department Station 2 (G), North Chicago Fire Department (H), North Chicago Public Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in North Chicago: FANSTEEL INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in North Chicago include: Church of God New Testament (A), Emmanuel Faith Bible Christian Church (B), Eternal Flame African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Corinthian Baptist Church (E), Greater Saint James Temple Church (F), Hillcrest Baptist Church (G), Living Water Apostolic Church (H), Mount Sinai Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Shore Garden of Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Sunderland Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in North Chicago include: Greenbelt County Forest Preserve (1), Constitution Park (2), Boak Park (3), Foss Park (4), Coles Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Of Great Lakes (2315 North Green Bay Road), Econo Lodge (2315 Green Bay Road), Great Lakes Motel (3101 Buckley Road).

Birthplace of: Quincy Miller - Basketball player, Michael Turner - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Feb 13, 1982).

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

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in North Chicago in 2010:

  • 12,155 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 251 people in college/university student housing
  • 130 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 88 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 63 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails

People in group quarters in North Chicago in 2000:

  • 10,431 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 950 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 195 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 159 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 154 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with branches in North Chicago (2011 data):

  • First Midwest Bank: North Chicago Branch at 1011 14th Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company: North Chicago Community Bank Branch at 1801 Sheridan Rd, branch established on 2007/03/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in North Chicago:

Marital status in North Chicago, IL
  • Never married: 59.2%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in North Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - North Chicago
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Neighborhood in North Chicago (North Chicago, Illinois Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for North Chicago, IL (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 121
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.2%
Illinois:

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

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.2%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
North Chicago:

28.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
North Chicago:

10.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
North Chicago:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.9%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.7%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of North Chicago, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 54$424,149$94,2550$0
Firefighters 34$195,860$69,1271$1,569
Streets and Highways 18$87,779$58,5190$0
Police - Other 15$74,425$59,54016$17,059
Water Supply 13$73,942$68,2540$0
Local Libraries 6$17,721$35,4429$9,298
Other Government Administration 5$25,399$60,9589$6,557
Financial Administration 5$27,112$65,0691$1,417
Other and Unallocable 5$28,198$67,6750$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$14,587$58,3480$0
Fire - Other 1$4,531$54,3720$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 159$973,703$73,48736$35,900

North Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($1.24)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($1.14)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,410,000 ($315.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,715,000 ($124.49)
    General - Other: $3,656,000 ($122.51)
    Water Utilities: $3,275,000 ($109.74)
    General Public Buildings: $2,949,000 ($98.82)
    Financial Administration: $1,821,000 ($61.02)
    Regular Highways: $1,742,000 ($58.37)
    Libraries: $590,000 ($19.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,085,000 ($36.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $874,000 ($29.29)
    Water Utilities: $632,000 ($21.18)
    Libraries: $49,000 ($1.64)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,566,000 ($421.08)

North Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,399,000 ($46.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $200,000 ($6.70)
    Public Welfare: $13,000 ($0.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,284,000 ($110.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $766,000 ($25.67)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($1.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,841,000 ($195.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,874,000 ($196.84)
    Highways: $833,000 ($27.91)
    Other: $30,000 ($1.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Tax - Property: $9,883,000 ($331.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,356,000 ($78.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,296,000 ($76.94)
    Other License: $812,000 ($27.21)

North Chicago government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,608,000 ($824.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,114,000 ($774.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,494,000 ($50.06)

North Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,491,000 ($854.20)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,821 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.23% ($95,396 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($58,505)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($49,104)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.82% ($87,721 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.47% ($70,624)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.36% ($57,683)
Businesses in North Chicago, IL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Dunkin Donuts1
Arby's1FedEx1
Baskin-Robbins1KFC1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1

Strongest AM radio stations in North Chicago:

  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Chicago:

  • WXLC (102.3 FM; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Chicago:

  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of North Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.8mTotal length
  • $7,926,000Total costs
  • 116,180Total average daily traffic
  • 9,558Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in North Chicago, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for North Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 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 ORIGINATED25$99,65818$118,317123$188,5044$24,6851$565,00026$79,8360$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$115,8664$100,47520$159,3891$4,0000$01$32,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$87,4806$91,91392$137,08911$18,1850$09$121,9531$140,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$104,2732$116,61537$162,7093$42,3300$01$71,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$71,0871$157,02014$144,9810$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8628.00 , 8629.01, 8629.02, 8630.01, 8630.02, 8631.00, 8632.01, 8632.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$02$149,8950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$126,6254$150,3731$161,150
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$199,6500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8628.00 , 8629.01, 8629.02, 8631.00, 8632.01, 8632.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Chicago, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Chicago, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 94. The highest number of fire incidents - 156 took place in 2012, and the least - 8 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in North Chicago, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.5%), and Outside Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Chicago, IL
    • 90156.5%Structure Fires
    • 42226.4%Outside Fires
    • 19912.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 744.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Chicago, IL
Most common first names in North Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26471.9 years
Mary21679.6 years
William19269.7 years
Joseph18072.0 years
Frank16875.9 years
James16666.9 years
Robert15465.2 years
Edward11669.9 years
George11069.6 years
Charles10065.8 years
Most common last names in North Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9869.7 years
Jones7672.3 years
Williams7469.4 years
Brown6464.9 years
Smith5667.7 years
Thompson5068.2 years
Miller4672.1 years
Davis4465.6 years
Harris4066.8 years
Jackson4067.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Chicago, IL
  • 92.3%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Chicago, IL
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy


North Chicago compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.

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  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
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  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #36 (60064) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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