Waukegan, Illinois

Population 86,273

Waukegan is located in Lake County, IL. The population is 86,273, making Waukegan the largest city in Lake County and the 10th 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 moderate , and there are 405 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Waukegan is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Waukegan property reports are available for any property address.

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

Waukegan Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 23.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 56.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.6%

Crime Rate

3.01% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 67
  • Violent Crimes: 410
  • Robbery: 157
  • Burglary: 502
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

48.11% Higher than national avg.
  • 405 offenders in Waukegan
  • 46.94 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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


High 9.1%
  • Illinois unemployment average: 4.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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23 Public Schools view public schools

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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405 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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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$145,500 compared to March 2018
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

41 Building Permits View All

  • 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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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $850
  • 1 Bedroom: $982
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,145
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,455
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,742

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Environmental Hazards

516 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (85/100)
    Waukegan, IL has 85% 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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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

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Waukegan, IL: $43,546


Unemployment in Waukegan is 9.1%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.5% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 55.40%
White Collar - 44.60%


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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