Waukegan, IL Demographic Data

Waukegan, IL Summary

Waukegan is located in Lake County in Illinois
  • Population: 86,273
  • Area: 23.88 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 23.67 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 0.21 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 3,612.46 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 711.94 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Waukegan, IL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
42,833
49%
50.8
Male
45,514
52%
49.2
Total Population
88,347
 
321,419,000

Waukegan, IL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
6,507
7.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
8,049
9.1% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
6,187
7.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
6,263
7.1% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
7,625
8.6% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
13,735
15.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
11,045
12.5% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
11,144
12.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
4,480
5.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
4,948
5.6% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
5,597
6.3% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,639
1.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
1,128
1.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
63,728
72.1%
77.1
Female
31,007
48.7%
51.4
Male
32,721
51.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
60,600
68.6%
72.9
62 Years and over
10,739
12.2%
18.3
65 Years and over
8,364
9.5%
14.9
Female
4,724
56.5%
55.9
Male
3,640
43.5%
44.1
Median Age (years)
32
NR
NR

Waukegan, IL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
85,671
97.0% 
96.9
White
63,475
71.8% 
73.1
Black or African American
10,060
11.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
129
0.1% 
0.8
Asian
4,247
4.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
NR
NR 
1.2
Chinese
NR
NR 
1.3
Filipino
NR
NR 
0.9
Japanese
NR
NR 
0.2
Korean
NR
NR 
0.5
Vietnamese
NR
NR 
0.5
Other Asian
NR
NR 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
8
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
7,752
8.8% 
4.8
Two or More Races
2,676
3.0% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
54,214
61.4% 
17.6
Mexican
46,709
52.9% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
2,315
2.6% 
1.7
Cuban
0
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
5,190
5.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
34,133
38.6% 
82.4

Waukegan, IL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
9,303
17.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
4,766
8.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
17,501
32.6% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
9,776
18.2% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
2,486
4.6% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
6,725
12.5% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
3,159
5.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
14,069
26.2%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
39,647
73.8%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
9,884
18.4%
30.6

Waukegan, IL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
27,482
40.7%
33.5%
Now Married
29,223
43.2%
47.5
Divorced
6,838
10.1%
11.0%
Separated
1,861
2.8%
2.1
Widowed
2,200
3.3
5.8%

Waukegan, IL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
31,753
38.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
50,087
61.2%
21.5%
Spanish
46,200
56.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
1,407
1.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
2,363
2.9%
3.5%
Other Languages
117
0.1%
1.0%

Waukegan, IL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,960
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
988
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
3,799
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
3,953
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
4,238
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
5,841
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
4,229
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
2,672
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
1,260
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
570
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
49,203
 
55,775
Per capita income
21,754
 
29,979

Waukegan, IL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
24
0.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
4,547
10.5%
9.8
Construction
3,045
7.0%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
5,204
12.0%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
1,164
2.7%
6.5
Information
439
1.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
11,433
26.5%
10.3
Other services except public administration
2,888
6.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
5,699
13.2%
11.3
Public administration
849
2.0%
4.6
Retail trade
3,926
9.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
2,207
5.1%
5.1
Wholesale trade
1,773
4.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
3,885
9.0%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
8,590
19.9%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
11,768
27.2%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
8,684
20.1%
23.6%
Service occupations
10,271
23.8%
18.0%

Waukegan, IL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
43,331
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
32,926
76.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
5,781
13.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
2,126
4.9%
5.2
Walked
474
1.1%
2.8
Other means
279
0.6%
1.8
Worked at home
1,745
4.0%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
28.0
 
26.0

Waukegan, IL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
2,218
7.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
12,411
42.1%
33.5
2 vehicles
8,633
29.3%
37.2
3 or more
6,248
21.2%
20.3

Waukegan, IL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,510
91.8%
87.7
Owner Occupied
13,355
45.3%
63.0
Renter Occupied
16,155
54.7%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
2,628
8.2%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
5
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Waukegan, IL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
32,138
1 room
831
2.6%
2.3
2 rooms
450
1.4%
2.5
3 rooms
4,290
13.3%
9.0
4 rooms
6,717
20.9%
16.6
5 rooms
7,009
21.8%
20.0
6 rooms
5,483
17.1%
17.9
7 rooms
3,173
9.9%
12.1
8 rooms
2,432
7.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,753
5.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Waukegan, IL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
32,138
 
 
1-unit, detached
17,211
53.6%
61.4
1-unit, attached
2,097
6.5%
5.8
2-units
2,602
8.1%
3.7
3 or 4 units
917
2.9%
4.5
5 to 9 units
2,328
7.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
3,248
10.1%
4.6
20 or more units
3,735
11.6%
8.8
Mobile home
0
0.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Waukegan, IL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
5,868
18.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
2,451
7.6%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
6,437
20.0%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
4,460
13.9%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
4,076
12.7%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
1,270
4.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
5,767
17.9%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
1,636
5.1%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
173
0.5%
2.5%
2014 or later
0
0.0%
0.5%

Waukegan, IL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
23,909
81.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
225
0.8%
4.7
Electricity
4,972
16.8%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
54
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
0
0.0%
2.0
Solar energy
43
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
227
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
80
0.3%
1.2

Waukegan, IL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
8,373
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
162
1.9%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
482
5.8%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
837
10.0%
11.8%
$500 to $999
1,842
22.0%
20.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
1,886
22.5%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
3,164
37.8%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
3,043
36.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,879
22.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
885
10.6%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
494
5.9%
7.3%
35.0% or more
2,045
24.5%
22.3%
Not Computed
27
NR
NR

Waukegan, IL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
15,858 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
76
0.5%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
101
0.6%
1.5%
$1,500 to $1,999
835
5.3%
11.0%
Less than $500
1,539
9.7%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
4,399
27.7%
27.9%
$500 to $999
8,908
56.2%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
297
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
893
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
1,980
12.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
1,050
6.7%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,827
11.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
1,909
12.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,374
15.2%
9.2%
35.0% or more
6,483
41.5%
41.4%
Not Computed
532
NR
NR

Waukegan, IL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
13,355
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
515
3.9%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
5,144
38.5%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
3,067
23.0%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
2,273
17.0%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
1,505
11.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
519
3.9%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
270
2.0%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
62
0.5%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
117,000
 
194,500
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