Waukegan, Illinois Population 2019

Waukegan, Illinois's estimated population is 86,792 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Waukegan, Illinois is the 10th largest city in Illinois based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3577.69 people/mi² (1381.35 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.5 years, 30.9 years for males, and 32.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 31,738 households in the city, with an average size of 2.94 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%, with a median rent of $923/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $120,300.

The median income for households in Waukegan, Illinois is $48,551, while the mean household income is $62,887.

Waukegan Il Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waukegan Il was:

  • White: 58.34%
  • Black or African American: 17.29%
  • Other race: 15.17%
  • Asian: 5.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
LatLng(42.3636, -87.8448)
Rank in State10th
StateIllinois
CountyLake County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)62.83 (24.26 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.63 (0.24 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID1779293
Density (km²)1,381.35
Density (mi²)3,577.69
Area Code(s)224 / 847
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201886,792-846-0.97%
201787,638-536-0.61%
201688,174-197-0.22%
201588,371-417-0.47%
201488,788-96-0.11%
201388,8841060.12%
201288,778-176-0.20%
201188,954-172-0.19%
201089,1261,2250.14%
200087,90118,5092.39%
199069,3921,7390.25%
198067,6532,5190.38%
197065,1349,4151.57%
196055,71916,7733.65%
195038,9464,7051.30%
194034,2417420.22%
193033,49914,2735.71%
192019,2263,1571.81%
191016,0696,6435.48%
19009,4264,5116.73%
18904,9159032.05%
18804,012-495-1.16%
18704,5071,0742.76%
18603,4330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White51,340
Black or African American15,218
Some Other Race13,346
Asian4,469
Two or More Races3,196
American Indian and Alaska Native387
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander43

Waukegan Il Population Pyramid 2019

Waukegan Il Median Age

31.5


Total

30.9


Male

32.2


Female

Waukegan Il Adults

There are 63,655 adults, (7,860 of whom are seniors) in Waukegan Il.

Waukegan Il Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukegan Il Sex Ratio

Female

43,850

49.83%

Male

44,149

50.17%

Waukegan Il Households and Families

Waukegan Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waukegan Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.1%34.9%
All46.5%53.5%
Male42.6%57.4%
Non Family32.7%67.3%
Female28.1%71.9%

46.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1792.9446.5
Married12,5123.7765.1
Non Family9,2031.2332.7
Female5,2333.6128.1
Male2,2313.8342.6

3.58

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waukegan Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,18715.46%
9th to 12th Grade5,92711.20%
High School Graduate16,49531.16%
Some College9,70318.33%
Associates Degree3,1065.87%
Bachelors Degree6,22211.75%
Graduate Degree3,3006.23%

Waukegan Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic25,64614,1941,548
White13,73212,7484,304
Black9,3778,0811,697
Other Race7,4754,178508
Asian3,3483,0181,769
Multiple Races1,129982138
Native American22813818
Islander191919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,002$31,438$23,510
Less Than High School$21,426$25,341$17,766
High School Grad$25,277$30,597$20,402
Some College$32,162$36,461$30,311
Bachelors Degree$50,375$58,594$43,105
Graduate Degree$70,227$76,809$63,081

$28,002

Average Earnings

$31,438

Average Male

$23,510

Average Female

Waukegan Il Language

Waukegan Il Language by Age

Waukegan Il Language

44.80% of Waukegan Il residents speak only English, while 55.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.33% of the population.

Waukegan Il Poverty

Waukegan Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic48,2048,81318.28%
Black14,6334,09527.98%
Other13,2272,04315.45%
White16,6411,80910.87%
Multiple3,16752916.70%
Asian4,4422225.00%
Native3876416.54%
Islander392461.54%

17.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.32%

Male Poverty Rate

19.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukegan Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukegan Il is Islander, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukegan Il is Asian, with 5.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.72%
High School15.44%
Some College12.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.55%
Male Unemployed31.72%
Female Employed10.35%
Male Employed7.13%

Waukegan Il Income

Waukegan Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,551$62,887
Families$54,507$70,087
Married Families$70,217$88,750
Non Families$31,553$40,142

Waukegan Il Marital Status

Waukegan Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukegan Il Married by Age and Sex

Waukegan Il Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waukegan Il Marital Status by Race

Waukegan Il Veterans

3,262

Number of Veterans

2,923

Male Veterans

339

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,072
Second Gulf War664
First Gulf War574
World War II162
Korea162

Waukegan Il Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8565.02%
Black1,0729.45%
Hispanic4401.40%
2 or More1619.00%
Other941.03%
Asian762.06%
Indian30.98%

Waukegan Il Veterans by Education

5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukegan Il Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Waukegan Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.58%

Born in Illinois

68.38%

Native Born

31.62%

Foreign Born

21.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

68.38% of Waukegan Il residents were born in the United States, with 52.58% having been born in Illinois. 21.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.