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 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%, 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 $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual 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%
201089,1391,2380.14%
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
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

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Waukegan Il Median Age

31.3


Total

30.6


Male

32


Female

Waukegan Il Adults

There are 63,563 adults, (7,582 of which are seniors) 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 Sex Ratio

Female

43,984

49.89%

Male

44,175

50.11%

Waukegan Il Households and Families

Waukegan Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waukegan Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All46.6%53.4%
Male39.3%60.7%
Non Family32.7%67.3%
Female27.4%72.6%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waukegan Il Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,0292.9746.6
Married12,7693.7865.3
Non Family9,0251.2732.7
Female5,1523.6127.4
Male2,0833.7439.3

3.58

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waukegan Il Households

Waukegan Il Education

Waukegan Il Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,46716.02%
9th to 12th Grade6,32311.96%
High School Graduate15,92930.14%
Some College9,43117.84%
Associates Degree2,9475.58%
Bachelors Degree6,66512.61%
Graduate Degree3,0935.85%

Waukegan Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic25,62113,6751,630
White14,38313,2054,320
Black8,8557,5841,829
Other Race4,8532,793345
Asian3,3562,9961,826
Multiple Races1,158990164
Native American14969
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%.

Waukegan Il Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,878$30,191$23,153
Less Than High School$20,555$24,066$17,680
High School Grad$24,166$28,188$20,277
Some College$31,671$33,039$30,793
Bachelors Degree$47,216$52,616$41,576
Graduate Degree$75,138$81,050$62,694

$26,878

Average Earnings

$30,191

Average Male

$23,153

Average Female

Waukegan Il Language

Waukegan Il Language by Age

Waukegan Il Language

44.06% of Waukegan Il residents speak only English, while 55.94% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.20% of the population.

Waukegan Il Poverty

Waukegan Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic48,44710,25421.17%
Black13,8164,42732.04%
White17,5992,18512.42%
Other8,6111,46016.96%
Multiple3,29454016.39%
Asian4,5822435.30%

19.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.57%

Male Poverty Rate

21.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukegan Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukegan Il is Black, with 32.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukegan Il is Asian, with 5.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.15%.

Waukegan Il Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.00%
High School16.99%
Some College13.69%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%

Waukegan Il Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.82%
Male Unemployed34.12%
Female Employed11.42%
Male Employed9.24%

Waukegan Il Income

Waukegan Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,802$61,367
Families$52,872$68,230
Married Families$66,742$86,082
Non Families$31,033$40,081

Waukegan Il Marital Status

Waukegan Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Waukegan Il Marital Status by Race

Waukegan Il Veterans

Waukegan Il Veterans by War

3,424

Number of Veterans

2,993

Male Veterans

431

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,191
Second Gulf War651
First Gulf War603
Korea251
World War II153

Waukegan Il Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64879
35 to 54777
65 to 74644
75+626
18 to 34498

Waukegan Il Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0915.11%
Black1,0409.95%
Hispanic4401.39%
2 or More1538.13%
Asian751.98%
Other651.08%

Waukegan Il Veterans by Education

5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukegan Il Employment Status

Waukegan Il Employment by Age

70.4%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Waukegan Il Employment by Race

Waukegan Il Employment by Education

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

51.69%

Born in Illinois

67.80%

Native Born

32.20%

Foreign Born

22.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.80% of Waukegan Il residents were born in the United States, with 51.69% having been born in Illinois. 22.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.