Gurnee, Illinois Population 2020

30,250

Gurnee is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 30,250, it is the 63rd largest city in Illinois and the 1275th largest city in the United States. Gurnee is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -3.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,295 in 2010. Gurnee reached it's highest population of 31,251 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Gurnee has a population density of 2,240 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gurnee is $117,140 with a poverty rate of 4.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,206 per month, and the median house value is $255,500. The median age in Gurnee is 40 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males.

Gurnee Demographics

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

  • White: 72.83%
  • Asian: 12.50%
  • Black or African American: 7.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.75%
  • Other race: 2.94%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gurnee, Illinois is 30,250, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,576.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,295.

Gurnee, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,47272.83%
Asian3,85612.50%
Black or African American2,3247.53%
Two or More Races1,1583.75%
Some Other Race9062.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.45%

Gurnee Population Pyramid 2020

Gurnee Median Age

40


Total

38.1


Male

41.7


Female

Gurnee Adults

There are 23,700 adults, (3,926 of whom are seniors) in Gurnee.

Gurnee Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gurnee Sex Ratio

Female

15,970

51.76%

Male

14,884

48.24%

Gurnee Households and Families

Gurnee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gurnee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All70.5%29.5%
Male66.7%33.3%
Female55.5%44.5%
Non Family50.9%49.1%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4322.770.5
Married6,4703.4184.1
Non Family3,4881.2350.9
Female1,2013.0455.5
Male2732.8466.7

3.29

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gurnee Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4732.30%
9th to 12th Grade5722.78%
High School Graduate3,44716.78%
Some College3,91219.04%
Associates Degree1,7078.31%
Bachelors Degree6,23130.32%
Graduate Degree4,20620.47%

Gurnee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,70113,2957,361
Asian2,6422,5261,691
Hispanic2,2701,827649
Black1,4781,398484
Other Race583456113
Multiple Races434434228
Native American12712787

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 native american people with a rate of 68.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,479$68,626$45,114
Less Than High School$32,284$36,552$24,063
High School Grad$32,475$31,985$34,875
Some College$44,539$58,047$39,029
Bachelors Degree$66,488$83,582$54,428
Graduate Degree$94,222$114,801$68,594

$54,479

Average Earnings

$68,626

Average Male

$45,114

Average Female

Gurnee Language

Gurnee Language by Age

Gurnee Language

77.42% of Gurnee residents speak only English, while 22.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.98% of the population.

Gurnee Poverty

Gurnee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,3487583.92%
Black2,32424510.54%
Asian3,8562015.21%
Multiple1,158968.29%
Hispanic4,202922.19%
Other906111.21%

4.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.96%

Male Poverty Rate

5.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gurnee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gurnee is Black, with 10.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gurnee is Other, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.90%.

Name Poverty
High School11.26%
Less Than High School5.45%
Some College3.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.90%
Male Unemployed12.38%
Male Employed2.64%
Female Employed2.34%

Gurnee Income

Gurnee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$93,967$117,140
Families$119,000$140,351
Married Families$131,418-
Non Families$47,788$61,024

Gurnee Marital Status

Gurnee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Gurnee Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Gurnee Marital Status by Race

Gurnee Veterans

1,270

Number of Veterans

1,118

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam505
First Gulf War277
Second Gulf War151
Korea93
World War II51
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0526.00%
Black1428.09%
Hispanic712.56%
Asian581.95%
Other71.07%
Indian75.51%
2 or More40.74%

$Gurnee Veterans by Education

2.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gurnee Employment Status

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gurnee 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

61.08%

Born in Illinois

84.34%

Native Born

15.66%

Foreign Born

4.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.34% of Gurnee residents were born in the United States, with 61.08% having been born in Illinois. 4.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,250-163-0.54%
201930,413-163-0.53%
201830,576-161-0.52%
201730,737-163-0.53%
201630,900-82-0.26%
201530,982-156-0.50%
201431,138-33-0.11%
201331,171380.12%
201231,133-54-0.17%
201131,187-64-0.20%
201031,2512,4170.81%
200028,83415,1337.72%
199013,7016,5226.68%
19807,1794,44110.12%
19702,7380.00%