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Community Data

Waukegan Lake County
2016 Population Estimate 89,879 710,368
2021 Population Projection 90,440 716,079
2016 – 2021 Annual Growth Rate Projection 0.12% 0.00
Total Households 28,404 245,881
Average Household Size 3.1 2.81
Populations by Single Race Classification
  Waukegan   Lake County
White Alone 40,985 516,508
Black or African American Alone 16,807 51,001
American Indian Alone 989 3,247
Asian Alone 4,134 52,559
Pacific Islander Alone 90 329
Some Other Race Alone 23,099 66,322
Two or more races 3,775 20,402
Population Hispanic or Latino by Origin                  Waukegan                    Lake County
Hispanic or Latino 50,063 55.7% 154,807 22.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 39,816 44.3% 555,561 78.2%
Population By Age
Waukegan Lake County
Age 0 – 14 22,200 24.7% 148,838 21%
Age 15 – 24 13,392 14.9% 100,995 14.2%
Age 25 – 44 26,694 29.7% 174,010 24.5%
Age 45 – 54 10,875 12.1% 103,933 14.6%
Age 55 – 64 8,808 9.8% 93,171 13.1%
Age 65+ 7,820 8.70% 89,421 12.6%
Age 18+ 63,545 70.7%
Median Age Overall 31.5 37.5
Households by Income
Waukegan Lake County
Income Less than $24,999 6,556 22.9% 31,276 12.7%
Income $25,000 – $49,999 8,245 28.8% 41,624 16.9%
Income $50,000 – $74,999 5,067 17.7% 38,542 15.7%
Income $75,000 – $99,999 3,321 11.6% 32,606 13.3%
Income $100,000 or more 5,468 19.1% 101,832 41.4%
                 Waukegan                    Lake County
2016 Estimate 2021 Estimate 2016 Estimate 2021 Estimate
Average Household Income $61,892.00 $65,187.00 $115,719.00 $124,670.00
Median Household Income $47,176.00 $47,217.00 $82,276.00 $91,681.00
Average Income by Householder Age – Waukegan
Under 25 1,483 $31,334
25 – 34 5,465 $42,781
35 – 44 6,139 $49,713
45 – 54 5,749 $55,873
55 – 64 4,897 $50,016
65+ 4,674 $36,748
Disposable Income by Age – Waukegan
< $24,999 $25,000 – $49,999 $50,000 – $74,999 $75,000 – $99,999 $100,000 +
< 25 683 568 168 42 22
25 – 44 3,243 4,060 2,763 929 609
45 – 54 1,331 1,683 1,501 732 502
55-64 1,460 1,546 960 509 422
65+ 2,009 1,580 635 245 205
               Population 25+ by Educational Attainment – Waukegan
Total 54,214
Less than 9th grade 8,403 15.5%
9th – 12th Grade, No Diploma 6,506 12.0%
High School Graduate or GED Equivalent 12,523 23.1%
GED/Alternative Credential 3,090 5.7%
Some College, No Degree 9,975 18.4%
Associate Degree 3,253 6.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 6,885 12.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree 3,524 6.5%
 H.S. Graduate Some college or Associates Degree Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
Population 18 – 24 33% 39.4% 5.5%
Population 25 Years and Over 28.3% 23.7% 18.7%
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.6%
Percent bachelor’s degree or higher 18.7%
Total Businesses 2,774
Total Employees 36,479

 

Business Summary – Employees – top 5
Manufacturing 12.70% 4,648
Government 12.40% 4,534
Health Services 9.70% 3,555
Education Institutions & Libraries 7.70% 2,807
Wholesale Trade 6.60% 2,397
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