Gurnee, Illinois Population 2022

30,588
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Gurnee is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Gurnee has a 2020 population of 30,588. Gurnee is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,706 in 2010.

The average household income in Gurnee is $121,286 with a poverty rate of 4.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,252 per month, and the median house value is $269,000. 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 Gurneewas:

  • White: 70.17%
  • Asian: 12.84%
  • Black or African American: 7.75%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Other race: 3.44%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gurnee, Illinois is 30,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,706.

Gurnee, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,41470.17%
Black or African American2,3667.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native3131.03%
Asian3,92012.84%
Some Other Race1,0513.44%
Two or More Races1,4554.77%
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Gurnee Population by Race

Gurnee Population Pyramid 2022

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Gurnee Median Age

39.2


Total

37.5


Male

40.2


Female

Gurnee Adults

There are 23,522 adults, (3,657 of whom are seniors) in Gurnee.

Gurnee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gurnee Sex Ratio

Female

16,017

52.48%

Male

14,502

47.52%

Gurnee Population by Age

Gurnee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gurnee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All71.6%28.4%
Male57.8%42.2%
Female53.6%46.4%
Non Family47.6%52.4%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gurnee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4032.6771.6
Married6,5793.3787.7
Male3343.0757.8
Female1,1672.8653.6
Non Family3,3231.1847.6

3.25

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Gurnee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4372.19%
9th to 12th Grade4652.33%
High School Graduate2,83214.20%
Some College3,47717.43%
Associates Degree1,6768.40%
Bachelors Degree6,80334.11%
Graduate Degree4,25621.34%
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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
Native American221219160
Asian2,4482,3271,759
White13,42213,0197,647
2+ Races590548275
Hispanic2,2631,943941
Black1,4491,397531
Other Race708603248

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 99.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 72.40%.

Gurnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,815$79,147$48,293
Less Than 9th Grade$30,786$35,109$24,479
High School Graduate$43,604$49,321$42,689
Some College$44,337$52,818$35,284
Bachelors Degree$75,060$93,568$56,150
Graduate Degree$93,663$109,104$70,114

$57,815

Average Earnings

$79,147

Average Male

$48,293

Average Female

Gurnee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gurnee Language by Age

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Gurnee Language

76.25% of Gurnee residents speak only English, while 23.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.71% of the population.

Gurnee Language

Gurnee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,36626911.37%
Hispanic4,2462746.45%
White19,1597804.07%
Multiple1,455382.61%
Asian3,920962.45%
Other35NaN%

4.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.56%

Male Poverty Rate

4.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gurnee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gurnee is Black, with 11.37% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.78%.

Gurnee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.53%
High School11.12%
Some College4.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.65%

Gurnee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.14%
Male Unemployed11.97%
Female Employed3.10%
Female Unemployed29.98%

Gurnee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gurnee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$100,892$127,385
Families$129,858$153,633
Married Families$152,581-
Non Families$53,084$60,803
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Income by Household Type

Gurnee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

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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1,155

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War287
First Gulf War284
Vietnam348
Korea83
World War II34

Gurnee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34115
35 to 54282
55 to 64252
65 to 74271
75+235

Gurnee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8855.27%
Black1719.52%
Asian491.56%
2+ Races507.54%
Hispanic682.49%

Gurnee Veterans by Race

Gurnee Veterans by Education

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4.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gurnee Veterans by Education

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72.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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62.79%

Born in Gurnee

84.56%

Native Born

15.44%

Foreign Born

3.89%

Non Citizen

11.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.56% of Gurnee residents were born in the United States, with 62.79% having been born in Illinois. 3.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gurnee Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19702,7380.00%
19807,1794,44110.12%
199013,7016,5226.68%
200028,83415,1337.72%
201031,2952,4610.82%
201131,236-59-0.19%
201231,177-59-0.19%
201331,118-59-0.19%
201431,059-59-0.19%
201531,000-59-0.19%
201630,941-59-0.19%
201730,882-59-0.19%
201830,823-59-0.19%
201930,764-59-0.19%
202030,706-58-0.19%
202130,647-59-0.19%
202230,588-59-0.19%

Gurnee Population by Year