Wauconda is a city located in Lake County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 14,180, it is the 176th largest city in Illinois and the 3118th largest city in the United States. Wauconda is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,084 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Wauconda has a population density of 2,796 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wauconda is $103,493 with a poverty rate of 4.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,157 per month, and the median house value is $230,300. The median age in Wauconda is 38.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waucondawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.97%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.60%.
74.42% of Wauconda residents speak only English, while 25.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.60% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Wauconda is White, with 5.24% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Wauconda is Hispanic, with 3.56% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.99%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Wauconda
86.70% of Wauconda residents were born in the United States, with 66.25% having been born in Illinois. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.