Lake County, Illinois (IL)

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County population in 2012: 702,120 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 644,356 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 146,185
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 39,028
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 168,293
Renter-occupied apartments: 56,499 (it was 48,004 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 448 sq. mi.

Water area: 920.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1578 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake County: 101.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lake County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.7%)
  • Asian alone (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 351,119  (46.1%)
Females: 352,343  (53.9%)

Lake County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,869 ($66,973 in 1999)

This county:

$74869
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $895 (lower quartile is $703, upper quartile is $1,181)
This county:

$895
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $236,600 (it was $191,600 in 2000)
Lake:

$236,600
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,900 - $415,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $363,452
Here:

$363,452
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,586
Here:

$196,586
State:

$200,693

In 2-unit structures: $171,006
Here:

$171,006
State:

$206,569

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,509
Here:

$196,509
State:

$240,302

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,610
Here:

$197,610
State:

$222,493

Mobile homes: $47,879
Here:

$47,879
State:

$36,193

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,579
Here:

$36,579
State:

$78,149
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,998
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $799

Institutionalized population: 4,872
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Health of residents in Lake County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
82.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
88.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 174 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3168 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2001: 3366 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2002: 3695 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2003: 3812 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2004: 4071 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2005: 3527 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2006: 2261 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2007: 1859 buildings, average cost: $254,100
  • 2008: 632 buildings, average cost: $273,800
  • 2009: 475 buildings, average cost: $240,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,979 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,090 (2.7%)

Lake County household income distribution in 2009 Lake County home values distribution Lake County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.2%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.8% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.2%
Lake County:

9.2%
Illinois:

14.7%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $802 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $901 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1102 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waukegan, North Chicago, Highland Park, Mundelein, Gurnee, Round Lake Beach, Zion, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest.

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

2005 air pollution in Lake County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.110 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.090 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 47 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lake County: Honeysuckle Hollow Camping Area (A), Hickory Grove Picnic Area (B), Deer Path Picnic Area (C), Catfish Cove Picnic Area (D), Prairie View Camping Area (E), Oak Point Day Use Area (F), Oak Grove Picnic Area (G), Mudlake West Youth Group Camping Area (H), Turner Lake South Camping Area (I), Beach (J), Camp Hickory (K), Camp Henry Horner (L), Golden Oaks Farm (M), Antioch Country Club (N), Camp Duncan (O), Countryside Golf Club (P), Russell Road Scout Camping Area (Q), Lake County Sheriffs Department Shooting Range (R), Saint Francis Boys Camp (S), Pike Marsh Picnic Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake County include: Linden Villa Church (A), New Life Fellowship Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Ivanhoe Congregational Church (D), Millburn Congregational Church (E), Mount Carmel Baptist Church (F), Lakeland Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Home Oaks Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2), Hickory Union Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery (4), Grass Lake Cemetery (5), Grant Cemetery (6), East Fox Lake Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Redwing Slough Lake (A), Antioch Lake (B), Hendrick Lake (C), Lake Marie (D), Benet Lake (E), Turner Lake (F), Grass Lake (G), Silver Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hastings Creek (A), Squaw Creek (B), Flint Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake County include: Independence Grove County Forest Preserve (1), Lakewood County Forest Preserve (2), Almond Marsh Nature Preserve (3), Illinois Beach Nature Preserve (4), Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve (5), North Dunes Nature Preserve (6), Wadsworth Prairie Nature Preserve (7), Almond Marsh Forest Preserve (8), Cedar Lake Bog Nature Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cook County , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , McHenry County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 32,659
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 95,536 (37% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

14.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 24,872
  • 1990 to 1994: 20,220
  • 1985 to 1989: 15,244
  • 1980 to 1984: 8,861
  • 1975 to 1979: 7,954
  • 1970 to 1974: 5,472
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,814
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,099

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.9%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 122,569 (10,758 second mortgage, 18,550 home equity loan, 492 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,094

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
Lake County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 121
Lake County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
This 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.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 457
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.2%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 115 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,855
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $817.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.69%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,094
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,011
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.15%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.59
Corn for grain: 10015 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 786 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 11930 harvested acres
Vegetables: 475 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 89 acres

Tornado activity:

Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 3661559.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 213 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 75 people

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-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 267.1 miles away from Lake County 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 241.6 miles away from the county 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 75.6 miles away from the county 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 299.4 miles away from the county 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 265.5 miles away from Lake County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 257.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (45%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Ukraine (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Russian (3%)

Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 242,387 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 32,306 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,912 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 73 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 378 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11,705 (4%)
  • Ferryboat: 20 (0%)
  • Taxi: 484 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 95 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 461 (0%)
  • Walked: 9,332 (3%)
  • Other means: 4,995 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 13,294 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lake County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 10,431 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3,135 people in nursing homes
  • 2,181 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 950 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 679 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 637 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 460 people in other group homes
  • 414 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 377 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 323 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 195 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 175 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 171 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 154 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 134 people in religious group quarters
  • 107 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 104 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 47 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 37 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 21 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Lake County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 12,155 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 3,690 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,088 people in college/university student housing
  • 839 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 701 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 213 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 197 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 193 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 177 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 177 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 130 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 63 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 38 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 34 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 3 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $93,106.

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%

2.57% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($33,986 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($32,228 average AGI)
Lake County:

2.17%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from DuPage County, IL  0.16% ($55,959)
from Kane County, IL  0.08% ($75,920)
from San Diego County, CA  0.06% ($44,815)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.05% ($48,187)


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%

2.53% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,783 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($41,973 average AGI)
Lake County:

3.12%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to DuPage County, IL  0.14% ($78,461)
to San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($41,879)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.08% ($65,799)
to Kane County, IL  0.07% ($46,855)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 64,930 (57,718 aged, 7,212 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8184.070
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 197.140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25321.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1437.780
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 574.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 71.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.09
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 9.9
  • Other - 14.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 24.8
  • Firearm - 24.5
  • Poisoning - 16.7
  • Other - 7.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 682,753

Size of family households: 63,986 2-persons, 40,028 3-persons, 41,627 4-persons, 20,503 5-persons, 7,792 6-persons, 5,492 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 51,910 1-person, 8,827 2-persons, 929 3-persons, 366 4-persons, 146 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

148,170 married couples with children.
28,134 single-parent households (6,005 men, 22,129 women).

78.6% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
12.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
5.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,845,324,000 ($5550 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,570,862,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,125,674,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $468,069,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $143,912,000
Federal grants: $326,023,000
Federal procurement contracts: $575,461,000 ($459,139,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,206,185,000 ($1,040,471,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $601,041,000
Federal Government insurance: $480,199,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 54,771
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 20,007
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20,961
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,423
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 65.55 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,211
  • 2000 to 2004: 38,527
  • 1990 to 1999: 54,331
  • 1980 to 1989: 36,395
  • 1970 to 1979: 42,550
  • 1960 to 1969: 25,052
  • 1950 to 1959: 28,837
  • 1940 to 1949: 10,146
  • 1939 or earlier: 23,483
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 105
  • 2 rooms: 951
  • 3 rooms: 3,946
  • 4 rooms: 10,925
  • 5 rooms: 25,088
  • 6 rooms: 31,566
  • 7 rooms: 29,993
  • 8 rooms: 28,639
  • 9+ rooms: 37,080
  • 1 room: 1,886
  • 2 rooms: 4,856
  • 3 rooms: 9,820
  • 4 rooms: 13,607
  • 5 rooms: 8,930
  • 6 rooms: 4,669
  • 7 rooms: 2,306
  • 8 rooms: 1,103
  • 9+ rooms: 827
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 384
  • 1 bedroom: 3,958
  • 2 bedrooms: 29,614
  • 3 bedrooms: 69,451
  • 4 bedrooms: 52,397
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12,489
  • no bedroom: 2,428
  • 1 bedroom: 14,947
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,130
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,597
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,529
  • 5+ bedrooms: 373
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,626
  • 1 vehicle: 36,984
  • 2 vehicles: 91,618
  • 3 vehicles: 26,949
  • 4 vehicles: 6,754
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,362
  • no vehicle: 6,421
  • 1 vehicle: 23,549
  • 2 vehicles: 14,686
  • 3 vehicles: 2,535
  • 4 vehicles: 545
  • 5+ vehicles: 268

54% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Illinois.

Lake County:

54.3%
State average:

58.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $184,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (93.8%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (69.3%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,362
Here:

10.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,091
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,567
Here:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,559,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,160,000
    Sewerage: $9,783,000
    Water Utilities: $4,192,000
    Central Staff Services: $100,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $51,797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,961,000
    General - Other: $35,383,000
    Police Protection: $27,374,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,770,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $21,854,000
    Sewerage: $17,520,000
    Regular Highways: $15,279,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,232,000
    Financial Administration: $12,451,000
    Water Utilities: $7,508,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,418,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,383,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,699,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $758,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,404,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $10,274,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $15,349,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $88,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $152,396,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $44,778,000
    Sewerage: $21,017,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,552,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,297,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,139,000
    All Other: $1,146,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,015,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,832,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,028,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,212,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,008,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,634,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,207,000
    All Other: $19,789,000
    Public Welfare: $14,307,000
    Highways: $10,980,000
  • Tax - Property: $210,868,000
    Other License: $3,627,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,083,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $251,298,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $248,641,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,972,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,800,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,800,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,232,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $314,562,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,800,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 149 full 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 ORIGINATED2,144$177,1042,992$274,29522,527$258,043506$149,30248$3,020,833832$196,697113$216,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED152$170,414328$310,7932,219$262,54278$76,5643$2,156,33382$173,6349$77,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED333$169,682587$244,4465,940$264,693326$96,4459$705,111339$191,76767$51,299
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN290$160,100310$284,1293,274$243,54571$143,4370$0142$167,7966$89,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS103$161,29198$295,7761,282$265,85032$119,2500$047$191,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 142 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED440$239,625400$257,2835$270,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED167$227,389294$240,40115$192,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED52$208,385137$267,9494$293,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$248,42965$262,4770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$187,60014$257,3570$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lake County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,31874.3 years
Mary2,72379.7 years
William2,46073.9 years
Robert2,14670.0 years
Joseph1,72475.0 years
James1,66169.8 years
Helen1,60380.7 years
George1,58475.2 years
Frank1,41477.3 years
Charles1,40073.4 years
Most common last names in Lake County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson99475.1 years
Smith74874.3 years
Anderson58476.7 years
Miller56675.2 years
Brown47973.8 years
Jones36372.4 years
Williams34771.3 years
Nelson33977.9 years
Davis28471.3 years
Peterson28077.4 years
Businesses in Lake County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven15Kmart3
ALDI7Kohl's3
AT&T7LA Fitness4
Ace Hardware12La Quinta2
Advance Auto Parts10La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor4LensCrafters1
Apple Store1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza3
Arby's5Long John Silver's5
Audi1Lowe's1
AutoZone9Marriott7
Avenue1Marshalls1
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets24
Bakers1Mazda3
Bakers Square2McDonald's42
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse3
Banana Republic2Menards5
Barnes & Noble2Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins20Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works5New Balance11
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nike48
Ben & Jerry's2Nissan3
Best Western1Office Depot2
Blockbuster8OfficeMax5
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards3Old Navy2
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Outback1
Burger King19Outback Steakhouse1
CVS14Pac Sun2
Caribou Coffee2Panda Express5
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread9
Chevrolet5Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's3Payless6
Chipotle7Penske6
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports3
Circle K8Pizza Hut7
Cold Stone Creamery3Plato's Closet1
Coldwater Creek2Popeyes5
ColorTyme1Pottery Barn2
Comfort Inn4Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco2Quiznos4
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack11
Crate & Barrel1Ramada1
Cricket Wireless25Red Lobster1
Crossland Economy Studios1Red Robin1
Curves8Red Roof Inn1
DHL8Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen12Rue212
Days Inn3SONIC Drive-In1
Deb1Safeway6
Decora Cabinetry4Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys3Sam's Club1
Discount Tire1Sears7
Domino's Pizza11Sephora1
DressBarn2Shoe Carnival1
Dressbarn1Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts27Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel10
Famous Footwear4Staples3
Fashion Bug2Starbucks33
FedEx94Steak 'n Shake1
Finish Line1Subaru2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway49
Foot Locker1Super 81
Forever 211T-Mobile21
GNC12T.G.I. Driday's2
GameStop10T.J.Maxx4
Gap2Taco Bell17
Goodwill6Talbots2
Gymboree2Target5
H&M1The Athlete's Foot2
H&R Block21The Room Place1
Hawthorn1Torrid1
Hilton4Toyota3
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us5
Holiday Inn6Trader Joe's1
Home Depot7True Value5
Honda4U-Haul27
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular3
Hyatt1UPS107
Hyundai3Value City Furniture1
IHOP2Vans4
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless4
J.Crew2Victoria's Secret3
Jamba Juice3Volkswagen3
Jewel-Osco16Vons6
Jimmy John's3Walgreens23
JoS. A. Bank5Walmart6
Johnny Rockets2Wendy's13
Jones New York6White Castle3
Journeys1Whole Foods Market1
Just Tires1YMCA7
Justice2Z Gallerie1
KFC9

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