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Waukegan, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Waukegan,IL index of house prices

Total population: 88,915 (Urban population: 87,838, Rural population: 131 (31 farm, 100 nonfarm))

Houses: 31,427 (28,476 occupied: 12,948 owner occupied, 15,528 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,366 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $72,407.

Median contract rent in 2016: $586 (lower quartile is $471, upper quartile is $690)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $860


Median gross rent in Waukegan, IL in 2016: $647

Housing units in Waukegan with a mortgage: 7,949 (129 second mortgage, 819 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,999

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,145

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $58,441

Median monthly housing costs: $928


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Waukegan, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,100 (it was $118,700 in 2000)
Waukegan:

$125,100
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,700 - $173,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $175,161
Here:

$175,161
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $181,216
Here:

$181,216
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $115,604
Here:

$115,604
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,678
Here:

$90,678
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $397,605
Here:

$397,605
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $24,546
Here:

$24,546
State:

$51,570
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1966

Household type by relationship:

Households: 84,467
  • In family households: 69,693 (9,913 male householders, 8,364 female householders)
    11,610 spouses, 30,000 children (28,656 natural, 336 adopted, 1,008 stepchildren), 1,946 grandchildren, 1,530 brothers or sisters, 1,248 parents, 2,040 other relatives, 3,042 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,715 (4,884 male householders (3,549 living alone)), 5,315 female householders (4,549 living alone)), 2,516 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,059

Size of family households: 5,174 2-persons, 3,726 3-persons, 4,565 4-persons, 3,216 5-persons, 568 6-persons, 1,028 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,098 1-person, 1,770 2-persons, 262 3-persons, 69 4-persons.

11,865 married couples with children.
8,889 single-parent households (2,158 men, 6,731 women).

44.1% of residents of Waukegan speak English at home.
48.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 26,830 (31.8%)
(27.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waukegan, Illinois:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2771 bedroom
  • 2,6972 bedrooms
  • 6,0363 bedrooms
  • 3,0074 bedrooms
  • 9315+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukegan, Illinois:

  • 1,163no bedroom
  • 5,0871 bedroom
  • 5,6272 bedrooms
  • 2,7153 bedrooms
  • 8234 bedrooms
  • 1135+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Waukegan in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 374no vehicle
  • 2,7921 vehicle
  • 6,0922 vehicles
  • 2,3703 vehicles
  • 9584 vehicles
  • 3625+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population

Cars and other vehicles available in Waukegan in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,514no vehicle
  • 7,1751 vehicle
  • 4,0392 vehicles
  • 9003 vehicles
  • 7684 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukegan, Illinois:

  • 01 room
  • 882 rooms
  • 2513 rooms
  • 1,1874 rooms
  • 2,7215 rooms
  • 2,9566 rooms
  • 2,3747 rooms
  • 1,4238 rooms
  • 1,9489+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukegan, Illinois:

  • 1,1291 room
  • 6932 rooms
  • 3,8183 rooms
  • 4,5424 rooms
  • 2,6665 rooms
  • 1,3606 rooms
  • 5517 rooms
  • 3938 rooms
  • 3769+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Waukegan, IL household income distribution

  • Waukegan, IL household income distribution
  • 2,364Less than $10,000
  • 1,387$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,682$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,276$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,222$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,680$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,414$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,398$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,085$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,365$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,457$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,540$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,114$100,000 to $124,999
  • 918$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,033$150,000 to $199,999
  • 541$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Waukegan, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Waukegan, IL
  • 122Less than $10,000
  • 48$20,000 to $24,999
  • 37$25,000 to $29,999
  • 114$35,000 to $39,999
  • 143$40,000 to $49,999
  • 158$50,000 to $59,999
  • 702$60,000 to $69,999
  • 787$70,000 to $79,999
  • 813$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,155$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,389$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,856$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,491$150,000 to $174,999
  • 443$175,000 to $199,999
  • 662$200,000 to $249,999
  • 505$250,000 to $299,999
  • 674$300,000 to $399,999
  • 405$400,000 to $499,999
  • 183$500,000 to $749,999
  • 35$750,000 to $999,999
  • 161$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 65$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Waukegan, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Waukegan, IL
  • 435Less than $100
  • 168$100 to $149
  • 290$150 to $199
  • 630$200 to $249
  • 200$250 to $299
  • 286$300 to $349
  • 32$350 to $399
  • 80$400 to $449
  • 532$450 to $499
  • 251$500 to $549
  • 65$550 to $599
  • 580$600 to $649
  • 1,550$650 to $699
  • 1,573$700 to $749
  • 1,168$750 to $799
  • 2,042$800 to $899
  • 2,126$900 to $999
  • 1,519$1,000 to $1,249
  • 908$1,250 to $1,499
  • 177$1,500 to $1,999
  • 916No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,7682010 or later
  • 8,3522000 to 2009
  • 9,8281990 to 1999
  • 7,2471980 to 1989
  • 3,1891970 to 1979
  • 1,642Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Waukegan population
Waukegan commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 828
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,101
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,188
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7,181
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,428
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,950
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,050
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,031
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,077
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,859
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,304
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,108
Waukegan, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,678 (4.0% of all workers)

Waukegan mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 27,830 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 5,416 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 485 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 113 (0%)
  • Railroad: 162 (0%)
  • Taxi: 254 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 79 (0%)
  • Walked: 632 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,678 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,154
 Irish: 657
 American: 620
 Belizean: 617
 English: 562
 Polish: 519
 Italian: 512
 European: 303
 African: 198
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 158
 Greek: 150
 Swedish: 133
 Finnish: 130
 Swiss: 123
 Slovene: 112
 Norwegian: 110
 French (except Basque): 94
 Russian: 89
 Hungarian: 83
 Armenian: 79
 British: 68
 Danish: 66
 Scandinavian: 51
 Lithuanian: 49
 Ukrainian: 49
 Scottish: 48
 Australian: 47
 Serbian: 47
 West Indian: 46
 Scotch-Irish: 46
 Jamaican: 46
 Croatian: 42
 Ghanaian: 40
 Romanian: 39
 South African: 33
 French Canadian: 33
 Czech: 30
 Northern European: 28
 Luxemburger: 28
 Dutch: 24
 Nigerian: 21
 Welsh: 21
 Turkish: 17
 Czechoslovakian: 13
 Austrian: 13
 Bahamian: 13
 Eastern European: 12
 Macedonian: 11
 Latvian: 9
 Slovak: 9
 Liberian: 9
 Estonian: 8
 Egyptian: 6
 Bulgarian: 6
 Canadian: 5
 Palestinian: 1

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

  • 68%Mexico
  • 7%Honduras
  • 5%Philippines
  • 4%India
  • 2%Belize
  • 1%El Salvador
  • 1%Guatemala

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

  • This state: 42,456
  • Other state: 13,732
  • Northeast: 1,300
  • Midwest: 3,374
  • South: 5,621
  • West: 3,437

81% of Waukegan residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Illinois.

Waukegan:

81.0%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 662
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 732
  • 5th and 6th grade: 746
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,250
  • 9th grade: 840
  • 10th grade: 556
  • 11th grade: 753
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 708
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,534
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,609
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,509
  • Associate degree: 1,818
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,968
  • Master's degree: 796
  • Professional school degree: 230
  • Doctorate degree: 233

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 795
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 607
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,198
  • 7th and 8th grade: 677
  • 9th grade: 602
  • 10th grade: 884
  • 11th grade: 681
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 379
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,532
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,729
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,216
  • Associate degree: 1,675
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,240
  • Master's degree: 2,267
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 175

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 21.4%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 15.4%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.1%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 21.1%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 7.8%Females
Waukegan marital status for males
Waukegan marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,624
  • One, attached: 1,465
  • Two: 3,485
  • 3 or 4: 1,244
  • 5 to 9: 1,570
  • 10 to 19: 3,900
  • 20 to 49: 1,940
  • 50 or more: 1,938
  • Mobile homes: 261

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,542

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Waukegan:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waukegan
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (93.6%)
  • Electricity (4.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (67.3%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 479
Here:

4.2%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 233
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 715
Here:

17.3%
Illinois:

26.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)