Lake County, IL

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2022 Population
713,159
0.185% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.519% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.85%
3.87% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$104,553
7.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$313,700
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
357,516
0.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake County, IL had a population of 713k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $104,553. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake County, IL declined from 714,484 to 713,159, a −0.185% decrease and its median household income grew from $97,127 to $104,553, a 7.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.39%), White (Hispanic) (8.18%), Other (Hispanic) (7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.61%).

None of the households in Lake County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91% of the residents in Lake County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, IL are College of Lake County (4,149 degrees awarded in 2022), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (651 degrees), and Lake Forest College (483 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake County, IL was $313,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Lake County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake County, IL is home to a population of 713k people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.8% of Lake County, IL residents were born outside of the country (134k people).

In 2022, there were 7.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (420k people) in Lake County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 58.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91%
2022 Citizenship
91.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91% of Lake County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, IL was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    420k ± 825
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    59.8k ± 726
  3. White (Hispanic)
    58.4k ± 3.76k
22.8%
Hispanic Population
162k people

In 2022, there were 7.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (420k people) in Lake County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 58.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.8% of the people in Lake County, IL are hispanic (162k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
134k people
18.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
133k people

As of 2022, 18.8% of Lake County, IL residents (134k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, IL was 18.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,509 ± 555
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,306 ± 844
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,287 ± 599

Lake County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, IL employs 358k people. The largest industries in Lake County, IL are Manufacturing (55,966 people), Retail Trade (42,107 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (41,495 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,000), Finance & Insurance ($98,806), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,646).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

358k
2022 Value
± 4,668
0.5%
1 Year growth
± 1.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, IL grew at a rate of 0.5%, from 356k employees to 358k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, IL, are Management Occupations (49,094 people), Sales & Related Occupations (39,154 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

358k
2022 Value
± 4,668
0.5%
1 Year growth
± 1.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, IL grew at a rate of 0.5%, from 356k employees to 358k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, IL, are Manufacturing (55,966 people), Retail Trade (42,107 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (41,495 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,919
Median earning men ± $1,510
$43,863
Median earning women ± $1,189

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,365), Information ($96,629), and Public Administration ($90,449).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($66,034), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,208), and Manufacturing ($59,918).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,561
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,488
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 4,438
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lake County, IL awarded 6,003 degrees. The student population of Lake County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,725 male students and 9,647 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, IL are White (2,758 and 47.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,763 and 30.3%), Asian (442 and 7.6%), and Black or African American (404 and 6.94%).

The largest universities in Lake County, IL by number of degrees awarded are College of Lake County (4,149 and 69.1%), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (651 and 10.8%), and Lake Forest College (483 and 8.05%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,803 and 30%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (321 and 5.35%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (235 and 3.91%).

The median tuition cost in Lake County, IL for private four year colleges is $42,499.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lake County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,372 (44.5% men and 55.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,372 students enrolled in Lake County, IL, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,433 records, of which 50.8% were women and 49.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 890 degrees awarded
  2. 166 degrees awarded
  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 890 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lake County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,149 degrees awarded
  2. 651 degrees awarded
  3. 483 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Lake County with 4,149 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,672 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, IL, which is 0.802 times less than the 3,331 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,758 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,763 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($42,499) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($901) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, IL was $313,700 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $279,500 to $313,700, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, IL is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake County, IL have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake County, IL is $104,553. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County, IL was Census Tract 8646.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 8646.02 and Census Tract 8650, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.66%.

Property

$313,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,235
$188,048
Median Property Taxes
±$2,470

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Lake County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8646.01
  2. Census Tract 8646.02
  3. Census Tract 8650

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, IL was Census Tract 8646.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 8646.02 and Census Tract 8650, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$104,553
Median Household Income
± $1,459
255k
Number of Households
± 3,580

In 2022, the median household income of the 255k households in Lake County, IL grew to $104,553 from the previous year's value of $97,127.

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.28%)

In 2022, 70.3% of workers in Lake County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.28%).

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, IL have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Lake County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.66%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, IL (54.5k out of 695k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.3% of the children was living in poverty in Lake County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 154 in Lake County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 11.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Lake County, IL has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see 881 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 835 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

881 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IL

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see an average of 881 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.79%
Uninsured
58.2%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, IL grew by 2.7% from 6.61% to 6.79%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.2 in Lake County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.1% in Lake County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.17% in Lake County, IL.

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