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Waukegan township, IL map Land area: 21.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 92,805 (all urban)
Males: 47,087  (50.7%)
Females: 45,718  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 90,626 (53,797 owner occupied, 36,829 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

33%


Races in Waukegan township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 27.0%
  • Black: 21.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 46.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%
  • Some other race: 0.5%

Median age of males: 28.7
Median age of females: 29.4

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Average household size: 3.13

Waukegan township:

3.1 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.72

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,286 ($39,712 in 1999)
This township:

$45,286
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $721 (lower quartile is $568, upper quartile is $930)
Here:

$721
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $168,285 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Waukegan township:

$168,285
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,345 - $202,609

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,606
Here:

$179,606
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,726
Here:

$151,726
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $165,016
Here:

$165,016
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,644
Here:

$239,644
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,084
Here:

$202,084
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $49,077
Here:

$49,077
State:

$35,670
Population density: 4399 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

15.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Waukegan.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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Number of foreign born residents: 28,345 (23% naturalized citizens)

Waukegan township:  30.5%
State:  12.3%

53% of Waukegan township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 45650
  • Northeast: 1465
  • Midwest: 5209
  • South: 7734
  • West: 2082

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $114,800

Waukegan township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Waukegan township, Illinois:

  • 637 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 504 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 353 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 182 people in other group homes
  • 130 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,781
  • One, attached: 1,150
  • Two: 3,546
  • 3 or 4: 1,626
  • 5 to 9: 1,905
  • 10 to 19: 2,044
  • 20 to 49: 1,829
  • 50 or more: 2,010
  • Mobile homes: 767
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,700


Housing units in Waukegan township with a mortgage: 9,943 (1,060 second mortgage, 915 home equity loan, 73 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,691

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 316
  • 1995 to 1998: 983
  • 1990 to 1994: 971
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,884
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,958
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,059
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,172
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,866
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,456

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waukegan township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 280
  • 3 rooms: 1,165
  • 4 rooms: 2,085
  • 5 rooms: 3,899
  • 6 rooms: 3,498
  • 7 rooms: 2,548
  • 8 rooms: 1,407
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,125

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukegan township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 692
  • 2 rooms: 1,716
  • 3 rooms: 2,827
  • 4 rooms: 3,795
  • 5 rooms: 2,319
  • 6 rooms: 914
  • 7 rooms: 455
  • 8 rooms: 114
  • 9 or more rooms: 98

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waukegan township:

  • no bedroom: 186
  • 1 bedroom: 885
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,562
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,995
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,609
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 814

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waukegan township:

  • no bedroom: 1,009
  • 1 bedroom: 4,715
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,632
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,046
  • 4 bedrooms: 465
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 63

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

  • no vehicle: 862
  • 1 vehicle: 5,090
  • 2 vehicles: 6,856
  • 3 vehicles: 2,297
  • 4 vehicles: 664
  • 5 or more vehicles: 282

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

  • no vehicle: 2,583
  • 1 vehicle: 6,450
  • 2 vehicles: 3,156
  • 3 vehicles: 477
  • 4 vehicles: 172
  • 5 or more vehicles: 92

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Chemicals (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Waukegan township:

  • German (5.8%)
  • Irish (3.0%)
  • United States or American (2.6%)
  • Polish (2.4%)
  • English (1.9%)
  • Italian (1.8%)
  • Swedish (1.1%)

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

  • Mexico (76%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Other Central America (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • India (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,807 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 8,739 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 907 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 58 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 46 (0%)
  • Railroad: 340 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 96 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 36 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 71 (0%)
  • Walked: 802 (2%)
  • Other means: 631 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 542 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

People in group quarters in Waukegan township, Illinois:

  • 637 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 504 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 353 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 182 people in other group homes
  • 130 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

53.2% of residents of Waukegan township speak English at home.
42.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90,499
  • In family households: 80,218 (14,143 male householders, 6,446 female householders)
    14,289 spouses, 30,984 children (29,199 natural, 460 adopted, 1,325 stepchildren), 2,288 grandchildren, 2,419 brothers or sisters, 912 parents, 4,949 other relatives, 3,788 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,281 (4,041 male householders (3,221 living alone)), 4,424 female householders (3,818 living alone)), 1,816 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,194 (899 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,779 2-persons, 4,370 3-persons, 4,116 4-persons, 2,813 5-persons, 1,686 6-persons, 1,825 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 7,039 1-person, 1,230 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

16,613 married couples with children.
7,302 single-parent households (1,462 men, 5,840 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,131
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 269
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 679
Here:

20.1%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Waukegan township:

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