Wauconda, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 13,823 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +46.3%
Males: 6,825  (49.4%)
Females: 6,998  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60084.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,073 (it was $57,805 in 2000)
Wauconda:

$70,073
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,120 (it was $26,355 in 2000)

Wauconda village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $198,203 (it was $151,200 in 2000)
Wauconda:

$198,203
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $258,736; Detached houses: $290,377; Townhouses or other attached units: $202,171; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,708; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,584; Mobile homes: $24,202

Median gross rent in 2012: $927.

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  • White alone - 10,317 (75.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2,424 (17.8%)
  • Asian alone - 564 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 160 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 107 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wauconda: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.5%), Irish (11.6%), Polish (7.9%), United States (6.5%), Italian (5.2%), English (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/09/1877

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 3.86 square miles.

Population density: 3,577 people per square mile   (average).

Wauconda,IL real estate house value index trend

Wauconda, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Wauconda:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wauconda village:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

2,056 residents are foreign born

This village:  15.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Wauconda, Illinois as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wauconda to the number of sex offenders is 982 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,694 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,800 (1.9%)

Wauconda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palatine, IL (11.6 miles , pop. 65,479).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (37.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tower Lakes, IL (1.5 miles ), Island Lake, IL (1.8 miles ), Fox River Valley Gardens, IL (1.8 miles ), Port Barrington, IL (1.9 miles ), Lake Barrington, IL (2.0 miles ), North Barrington, IL (2.0 miles ), Volo, IL (2.1 miles) , Holiday Hills, IL (2.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2004: 254 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2005: 240 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2006: 150 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2007: 108 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $143,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 88.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,269 (-9.8%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,204 (18.4%)

Area code: 847

Wauconda household income distribution Wauconda home values distribution

Property values in Wauconda, IL


Crime rates in Wauconda by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011001000000
per 100,000 0.00.010.610.10.00.07.90.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2155314011111
per 100,000 21.210.652.950.630.09.931.70.07.97.98.07.37.3
Robberies 21110210226111
per 100,000 21.210.610.610.10.019.87.90.015.915.948.280.67.3
Assaults 51411111012111299318
per 100,000 52.9148.2116.4111.2100.1118.887.295.171.371.324.17.358.6
Burglaries 28343131303736202932272919
per 100,000 296.4359.9328.1313.4300.3366.2285.4158.6229.9253.7216.8212.5139.1
Thefts 275267173173222181189127153147137144131
per 100,000 2910.72826.01831.11749.12222.01791.41498.31006.81212.91165.41099.91055.4958.9
Auto thefts 76441776482716
per 100,000 74.163.542.340.4170.269.347.631.763.415.956.27.343.9
Arson 0111231103020
per 100,000 0.010.610.610.120.029.77.97.90.023.80.014.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 182.3190.2195.3186.5172.6144.7149.175.197.993.892.091.973.5

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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 Wauconda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,895 (+44.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Wauconda, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Wauconda-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the Wauconda village center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 3.9 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wauconda-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 264.2 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 238.7 miles away from Wauconda 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 68.1 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 296.6 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 262.7 miles away from Wauconda center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 254.2 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).
Wauconda topographic map

Birthplace of: Graham Beatty - College basketball player (Harvard Crimson).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wauconda:

  • CARE CENTRE OF WAUCONDA (176 THOMAS CT)
  • WAUCONDA HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (176 THOMAS COURT)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wauconda:

  • LEXINGTON OF LAKE ZURICH (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LAKE ZURICH, IL)
  • BOWES IN-HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FOX RIVER GROVE, IL)
  • FMC - NEOMEDICA - ROUND LAKE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ROUND LAKE, IL)
  • FMC OF MCHENRY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MCHENRY, IL)
  • SPRINGS AT CRYSTAL LAKE, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL)
  • PRAIRIEVIEW NURSING UNIT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BARRINGTON, IL)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BARRINGTON, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wauconda:

  • College of Lake County (about 10 miles; Grayslake, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,041)
  • McHenry County College (about 12 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Harper College (about 14 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 18 miles; Schaumburg, IL; FT enrollment: 16,158)
  • Elgin Community College (about 20 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Oakton Community College (about 20 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (about 23 miles; Addison, IL; FT enrollment: 8,977)

Public high school in Wauconda:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wauconda:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wauconda:

  • TRANSFIGURATION SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 316 W MILL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WATER'S EDGE SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 150 W BONNER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wauconda

Library in Wauconda:

  • WAUCONDA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $3,017,474; Location: 801 NORTH MAIN STREET; 94,968 books; 2,088 e-books; 12,684 audio materials; 14,570 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 330 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wauconda: Wauconda Area Public Library (A), Wauconda City Hall (B), Wauconda Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wauconda include: Evangelical Free Church (A), Wauconda Baptist Church (B), Federated Church of Wauconda (C), Transfiguration Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wauconda Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Bangs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wauconda include: Cook Memorial Park (1), Larkdale Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carlson Wagonlit Travel - Wauconda (Tours & Charters; 575 West Liberty Street).

Hotels: Helping Hands (450 N Main St), Four Seasons Sun Rooms by Armcor (951 North Old Rand 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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.246. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 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 15.2 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 6.0 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 14.9 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 6.0 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 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wauconda and their reported violations in the past:

AQUA ILLINOIS - MOECHERVILLE (Population served: 1,313, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2007)
AQUA ILLINOIS-HAWTHORN WOODS (Population served: 1,135, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2010)
AQUA ILLINOIS-IVANHOE (Population served: 795, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2008)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2007)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2007)
AQUA ILLINOIS - FAIRHAVEN ESTATES (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LAKE CO FP STEVENSON HOUSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKEWOOD HORSE TRAILER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • AQUA ILLINOIS-CANDLEWICK DVN (Population served: 6,400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AQUA ILLINOIS-OAK RUN (Population served: 1,800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • J AND D AND GRILL (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AQUA ILLINOIS-RAVENNA (Population served: 148, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.3%
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: 0.1% of all households
112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
113 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Wauconda, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Wauconda compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Wauconda (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Wauconda Jewel Branch #2326 at 547 W. Liberty Street, branch established on 2000/10/26. 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
  • Fifth Third Bank: Wauconda at 486 West Liberty Street, branch established on 1961/02/17. 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
  • Libertyville Bank & Trust Company: West Liberty Street Branch at 495 West Liberty Street, branch established on 2000/07/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,138.2 mil, Deposits: $943.8 mil, headquarters in Libertyville, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Wauconda Branch at 505 West Liberty Street, branch established on 2008/02/25. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Wauconda Banking Center Branch at 488 Liberty St, branch established on 2004/06/29. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wauconda, Illinois:

  • Wauconda Motel, 26671 N Hwy 12 At 59, Wauconda, IL 60084 , Phone: (847) 526-2101
  • Strand Motel, 26633 N Hwy 12, Wauconda, IL 60084
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wauconda, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wauconda travel time to work - commute Wauconda mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wauconda village (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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$17,233$68,9320$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,345$81,3808$2,108
Police Protection - Officers 26$181,711$83,8670$0
Police - Other 11$55,379$60,4130$0
Streets and Highways 5$29,059$69,7420$0
Sewerage 7$39,684$68,0300$0
Water Supply 9$51,301$68,4010$0
Other and Unallocable 3$16,643$66,5720$0
Totals for Government 67$411,355$73,6768$2,108

Wauconda government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,001,000 ($144.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,579,000 ($114.23)
    Sewerage: $685,000 ($49.56)
    Water Utilities: $653,000 ($47.24)
    Central Staff Services: $529,000 ($38.27)
    Health Services - Other: $495,000 ($35.81)
    Fire Protection: $324,000 ($23.44)
    General - Other: $304,000 ($21.99)
    General Public Buildings: $229,000 ($16.57)
    Welfare - Other: $101,000 ($7.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $68,000 ($4.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($2.03)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($1.30)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $387,000 ($28.00)
    Benefit Payments: $221,000 ($15.99)
    Withdrawals: $7,000 ($0.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($3.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $368,000 ($26.62)
    Central Staff: $180,000 ($13.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,521,000 ($182.38)

Wauconda government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,039,000 ($75.16)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $176,000 ($12.73)
    Interest Revenue: $89,000 ($6.44)
    Local Employee Contribution: $89,000 ($6.44)
    From Other Government: $14,000 ($1.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $334,000 ($24.16)
    Interest Earnings: $230,000 ($16.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $944,000 ($68.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,492,000 ($180.28)
    Highways: $433,000 ($31.32)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($6.87)
  • Tax - Property: $1,809,000 ($130.87)
    NEC: $520,000 ($37.62)
    Public Utilities: $69,000 ($4.99)

Wauconda government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $563,000 ($40.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($6.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $348,000 ($25.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($8.68)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,650,000 ($119.37)
    Total Other Securities: $1,021,000 ($73.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,039,000 ($292.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $104,000 ($7.52)

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 Wauconda:

  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WAIT (850 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wauconda:

  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Wauconda:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wauconda, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
See more detailed statistics of Wauconda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 47,300
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,224
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 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 ORIGINATED19$216,41722$185,730124$209,7902$114,8601$3,104,2405$169,2001$76,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$258,4702$188,00513$215,4651$41,2800$01$165,1100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$154,3333$143,49344$217,5082$41,4350$03$118,0900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$232,7604$208,81021$209,5190$00$02$112,8200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$238,4900$09$216,2970$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8642.04 , 8642.05, 8642.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$229,4022$276,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$261,7072$296,135
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$255,220
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$314,560
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8642.04 , 8642.05, 8642.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 71
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Wauconda

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wauconda, IL
Most common first names in Wauconda, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8471.8 years
Mary6878.4 years
Robert6368.0 years
William5673.5 years
George3878.3 years
Charles3775.3 years
Frank3674.7 years
James3567.3 years
Richard3468.8 years
Edward3277.7 years
Most common last names in Wauconda, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2074.4 years
Miller1480.1 years
Smith1375.6 years
Brown1277.0 years
Williams977.1 years
Thompson978.4 years
Clark868.2 years
Meyer872.0 years
Moore884.1 years
Thomas782.3 years
Businesses in Wauconda, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Advance Auto Parts1Jewel-Osco1
Baskin-Robbins1KFC1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1The Room Place1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
FedEx5Walgreens1
GNC1

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