Gurnee, Illinois Population 2021

30,072
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Gurnee is a city located in Lake County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 30,072, it is the 62nd largest city in Illinois and the 1285th largest city in the United States . Gurnee is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -3.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,295 in 2010. Gurnee reached it's highest population of 31,262 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Gurnee has a population density of 2,227 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gurnee is $121,286 with a poverty rate of 5.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,210 per month, and the median house value is $259,500. The median age in Gurnee is 40.3 years, 38.2 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Gurnee Demographics

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

  • White: 72.74%
  • Asian: 11.58%
  • Black or African American: 7.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.86%
  • Other race: 3.20%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gurnee, Illinois is 30,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,531.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,295.

Gurnee, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,30972.74%
Asian3,55111.58%
Black or African American2,4367.94%
Two or More Races1,1853.86%
Some Other Race9823.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native2080.68%
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Gurnee Population by Race

Gurnee Population Pyramid $2021

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Gurnee Median Age

40.3


Total

38.2


Male

42.1


Female

Gurnee Adults

There are 23,851 adults, (3,888 of whom are seniors) in Gurnee.

Gurnee Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gurnee Sex Ratio

Female

15,875

51.76%

Male

14,796

48.24%

Gurnee Population by Age

Gurnee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gurnee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All68.8%31.2%
Male55.4%44.6%
Female54.8%45.2%
Non Family49.7%50.3%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gurnee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5772.6568.8
Married6,3133.483.5
Non Family3,7271.2249.7
Female1,2012.9454.8
Male3363.355.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Gurnee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4782.35%
9th to 12th Grade4982.45%
High School Graduate3,43916.89%
Some College4,03419.81%
Associates Degree1,6067.89%
Bachelors Degree6,12330.06%
Graduate Degree4,18820.56%
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Gurnee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gurnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,57113,1937,265
Hispanic2,4142,001739
Asian2,3652,2491,544
Black1,5441,483481
Other Race648530133
2+ Races455447236
Native American183183119

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.29%.

Gurnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,566$71,860$45,482
Less Than 9th Grade$30,907$33,646$24,740
High School Graduate$37,326$37,292$37,500
Some College$43,634$54,206$36,078
Bachelors Degree$74,201$89,545$55,571
Graduate Degree$91,901$115,841$67,857

$54,566

Average Earnings

$71,860

Average Male

$45,482

Average Female

Gurnee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gurnee Language by Age

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Gurnee Language

78.03% of Gurnee residents speak only English, while 21.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.00% of the population.

Gurnee Language

Gurnee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,2447583.94%
Black2,43632013.14%
Hispanic4,3702626.00%
Asian3,5512146.03%
Multiple1,1851008.44%
Other982191.93%

5.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.32%

Male Poverty Rate

5.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gurnee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gurnee is Black, with 13.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gurnee is Other, with 1.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.01%.

Gurnee Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.91%
Less Than 9th Grade9.63%
Some College4.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%

Gurnee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.83%
Male Unemployed14.76%
Female Employed3.00%
Male Employed2.70%

Gurnee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gurnee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,104$121,286
Families$125,128$148,042
Married Families$138,250-
Non Families$49,847$62,026
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Income by Household Type

Gurnee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gurnee Married by Age and Sex

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Gurnee Marriage

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

Gurnee Marital Status by Race

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Gurnee Marital Status

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1,102

Number of Veterans

952

Male Veterans

150

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam409
First Gulf War244
Second Gulf War164
Korea87
World War II38

Gurnee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64307
65 to 74274
75+263
35 to 54226
18 to 3432

Gurnee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9305.30%
Black944.94%
Hispanic632.15%
Asian401.46%
2+ Races294.96%
Other Race91.20%

Gurnee Veterans by Race

Gurnee Veterans by Education

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3.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gurnee Veterans by Education

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73.1%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gurnee Employment by Age

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Gurnee Employment by Race

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Gurnee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.83%

Born in Gurnee

84.15%

Native Born

15.85%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

11.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.15% of Gurnee residents were born in the United States, with 60.83% having been born in Illinois. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gurnee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,072-153-0.51%
202030,225-153-0.50%
201930,378-153-0.50%
201830,531-193-0.63%
201730,724-163-0.53%
201630,887-88-0.28%
201530,975-156-0.50%
201431,131-38-0.12%
201331,169310.10%
201231,138-61-0.20%
201131,199-63-0.20%
201031,2622,4280.81%
200028,83415,1337.72%
199013,7016,5226.68%
19807,1794,44110.12%
19702,7380.00%

Gurnee Population by Year