Waukegan, Illinois

Current Temperature ° Population 86,273

Homefacts City Report

Waukegan is located in Lake County, IL. The population is 86,273, making Waukegan the largest city in Lake County and the 9th largest city in the state of Illinois.

There are 23 public schools in Waukegan with an average Homefacts rating of D+. The total crime rate for Waukegan is low, and there are 210 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Waukegan is high and the median home sales price is $108,000.

Cities near Waukegan include Waukegan Township, Park City and Gurnee.

Schools

School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 26.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 55.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18.4%

Crime Rate

8.28% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 122
  • Violent Crimes: 508
  • Robbery: 221
  • Burglary: 576
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

34.02% Higher than national avg.
  • 210 offenders in Waukegan
  • 24.34 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $129,000
  • Median Sales Price: $108,000
  • Foreclosures: 186
  • Homes For Sale: 129
  • Homes For Rent: 22

Environmental Hazards

516 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 12
  • Registered Polluters: 13
  • Superfunds: 20
  • Tanks & Spills: 471

Unemployment

High 6.3%
  • Illinois unemployment average: 4.7%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

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23 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 23 K-12 public schools in Waukegan, IL and 7 private schools. Homefacts rates Waukegan's schools as Below Average, with an overall D+ rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

210 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Waukegan, IL

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$129,000 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$108,000 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    8.2%
  • Rented
    50.3%
  • Owned
    41.6%

129 Homes For Sale View All

$162,900
254 East Keith Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$97,000
1647 Partridge Street
Waukegan, IL 60087
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$99,900
929 North Berwick Boulevard
Waukegan, IL 60085
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$137,500
1102 West Ridgeland Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
3 Beds | 2 Baths

186 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$94,900
Newcastle
Waukegan, IL 60087
-- Beds | 2 Baths
$24,820
Martin Luther King Jr
Waukegan, IL 60085
-- Beds | 1 Baths
$45,000
Morton
Waukegan, IL 60087
-- Beds | 1 Baths
$116,700
Atlantic
Waukegan, IL 60085
-- Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

41 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Waukegan, IL issued 41 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 41 permits, 27 were issued for single family homes and 14 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Waukegan, IL issued 37 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 37 permits, 29 were issued for single family homes and 8 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Building Permits By Year

22 Rental Properties View All

$1,200
704 Clarke Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$700
710 Center Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$850
710 Center Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,000
412 Douglas Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
2 Beds | 1 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Waukegan, IL
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $770
  • 1 Bedroom: $888
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,030
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,312
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,558

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Environmental Hazards

516 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Waukegan, IL
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Waukegan, IL
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  • Superfunds
    in Waukegan, IL
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (361/370)
    Waukegan, IL has 97.57% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Waukegan, IL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.3 Average
    Waukegan, IL is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 23.13°
  • February 25.72°
  • March 36.58°
  • April 46.4°
  • May 61.4°
  • June 65.06°
  • July 72.42°
  • August 72.56°
  • September 62.37°
  • October 52.23°
  • November 40.62°
  • December 27.73°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Waukegan, IL

Earthquakes
Waukegan, IL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Waukegan, IL has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Waukegan, IL has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Waukegan, IL has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Waukegan, IL: $49,203

Unemployment

Unemployment in Waukegan is 6.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.7% and 4.1% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 60.01%
White Collar - 39.99%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Bruce Rauner
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin
  • Sen. Mark Kirk

City Representatives

  • Bob Dold
  • Randy Hultgren

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

11 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

2 Police Stations view all

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