Waukegan, Illinois Population 2018

Waukegan, Illinois's estimated population is 87,729 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Waukegan, Illinois is the 9th largest city in Illinois based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3616.31 people/mi² (1396.26 people/km²), with a household density of 507.93 people/km² (1315.54 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 31.3 years, 30.6 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 31,914 households in the city, with an average size of 2.97 people per household. The vacancy rate was 9%, with a median rent of $900/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $118,600.

The median income for households in Waukegan, Illinois is $46,802, while the mean household income is $61,367. The per capita income is $20,844, and 18.2% of families and 20% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 29.8% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 11.8% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201787,729-490-0.56%
201688,219-161-0.18%
201588,380-410-0.46%
201488,790-93-0.10%
201388,8831100.12%
201288,773-173-0.19%
201188,946-193-0.22%
201089,1391,2381.41%
200087,90118,50926.67%
199069,3921,7392.57%
198067,6532,5193.87%
197065,1349,41516.90%
196055,71916,77343.07%
195038,9464,70513.74%
194034,2417422.21%
193033,49914,27374.24%
192019,2263,15719.65%
191016,0696,64370.48%
19009,4264,51191.78%
18904,91590322.51%
18804,012-495-10.98%
18704,5071,07431.28%
18603,4330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White56,889
Black or African American14,321
Some Other Race8,749
Asian4,609
Two or More Races3,324
American Indian and Alaska Native248
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Waukegan Il Population Pyramid 2018

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Waukegan Il Median Age

31.3


Total

30.6


Male

32


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 63,253 adults in Waukegan Il.

Waukegan Il Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukegan Il Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5
Houses Without Mortgage
4,293
Houses With Mortgage
9,224
Vacancy Rate
9
Median Rent
900
Median Home Value
118,600
Renter-Occupied Units
15,512
Owner-Occupied Units
13,517
Total Housing Units
31,914

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Waukegan Il for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.9% and the labor force participation rate is 70.4%.

Waukegan Il Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.97
Average Family Size
3.58
Total Households
29029
Married Couple Households
12769
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2083
Female Householder (no husband) Families
5152
Non Family Households
9025
Total Families
20004
Households With Own Children
11650
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8.8
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Waukegan Il Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,539
$10,000 to $14,999
1,261
$15,000 to $24,999
3,755
$25,000 to $34,999
3,251
$35,000 to $49,999
4,543
$50,000 to $74,999
5,717
$75,000 to $99,999
3,309
$100,000 to $149,999
2,818
$150,000 to $199,999
1,166
Over $200,000
670

Waukegan Il Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Waukegan Il

Illinois

$46,802

$59,196

$61,367

$81,865

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Waukegan Il Education Data

Waukegan Il Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
8,46716.02%
9th to 12th Grade
6,32311.96%
High School Graduate
15,92930.14%
Some College
9,43117.84%
Associates Degree
2,9475.58%
Bachelors Degree
6,66512.61%
Graduate Degree
3,0935.85%