Wauconda, Illinois Population 2021

23,864
map placeholder

Wauconda is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Wauconda has a 2020 population of 23,864. Wauconda is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 9.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,765 in 2010. Wauconda reached it's highest population of 23,905 in 2017.

The average household income in Wauconda is $102,765 with a poverty rate of 5.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,212 per month, and the median house value is $216,300. The median age in Wauconda is 38.9 years, 37.6 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Wauconda Demographics

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

  • White: 89.30%
  • Other race: 4.56%
  • Asian: 3.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wauconda, Illinois is 23,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,789.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,765.

Wauconda, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,20989.30%
Some Other Race1,0834.56%
Asian7463.14%
Two or More Races5272.22%
Black or African American1840.77%
Loading...

Wauconda Population by Race

Wauconda Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Wauconda Median Age

38.9


Total

37.6


Male

39.8


Female

Wauconda Adults

There are 18,195 adults, (3,257 of whom are seniors) in Wauconda.

Wauconda Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wauconda Sex Ratio

Female

11,937

50.26%

Male

11,812

49.74%

Wauconda Population by Age

Wauconda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Wauconda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All79.2%20.8%
Female73.3%26.7%
Non Family70.6%29.4%
Male56.3%43.7%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wauconda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7832.6979.2
Married5,0643.2686.2
Non Family2,5461.2570.6
Female7683.5173.3
Male4053.1356.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

Loading...

Wauconda Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9735.98%
9th to 12th Grade5463.35%
High School Graduate3,96924.38%
Some College3,22919.84%
Associates Degree1,2377.60%
Bachelors Degree4,36926.84%
Graduate Degree1,95512.01%
Loading...

Wauconda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wauconda Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,42613,0405,728
Hispanic2,0701,107246
Other Race65517140
Asian542403231
2+ Races214214123
Black14211137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 57.48%.

Wauconda Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,791$63,366$42,765
Less Than 9th Grade$27,635$33,718$22,903
High School Graduate$36,660$44,957$27,148
Some College$47,186$62,930$40,982
Bachelors Degree$70,640$87,756$53,600
Graduate Degree$64,250$88,661$62,455

$50,791

Average Earnings

$63,366

Average Male

$42,765

Average Female

Wauconda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wauconda Language by Age

Loading...

Wauconda Language

78.99% of Wauconda residents speak only English, while 21.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.58% of the population.

Wauconda Language

Wauconda Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4251,0085.47%
Hispanic4,0651844.53%
Other1,08317516.16%
Black17984.47%

5.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.46%

Male Poverty Rate

4.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wauconda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wauconda is Other, with 16.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wauconda is Black, with 4.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.20%.

Wauconda Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
High School10.51%
Less Than 9th Grade7.15%
Some College4.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Wauconda Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed26.01%
Female Unemployed12.24%
Female Employed1.95%
Male Employed1.61%

Wauconda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wauconda Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$84,265$102,765
Families$100,530$118,080
Married Families$106,980-
Non Families$48,833$59,771
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Wauconda Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wauconda Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Wauconda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wauconda Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Wauconda Marital Status

Loading...

922

Number of Veterans

837

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam342
First Gulf War247
Second Gulf War191
Korea61
World War II11

Wauconda Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74319
35 to 54252
75+211
18 to 3481
55 to 6459

Wauconda Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White9135.58%
Hispanic502.01%
Black96.25%

Wauconda Veterans by Race

Wauconda Veterans by Education

Loading...

3.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wauconda Veterans by Education

Loading...

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wauconda Employment by Age

Loading...

Wauconda Employment by Race

Loading...

Wauconda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

69.78%

Born in Wauconda

86.44%

Native Born

13.56%

Foreign Born

5.64%

Non Citizen

7.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.44% of Wauconda residents were born in the United States, with 69.78% having been born in Illinois. 5.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wauconda Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,864250.10%
202023,839250.10%
201923,814250.11%
201823,789-116-0.49%
201723,905820.34%
201623,8233841.64%
201523,4393671.59%
201423,0723501.54%
201322,7224171.87%
201222,3052851.29%
201122,0202551.17%
201021,7650.00%

Wauconda Population by Year