Waukegan is a city located in Lake County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Lake County. With a 2020 population of 89,369, it is the 10th largest city in Illinois and the 409th largest city in the United States. Waukegan is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually and its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,321 in 2020. Spanning over 24 miles, Waukegan has a population density of 3,684 people per square mile.
The average household income in Waukegan is $65,366 with a poverty rate of 15.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $976 per month, and the median house value is $140,300. The median age in Waukegan is 32.3 years, 31.8 years for males, and 32.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waukeganwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.29%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.83%.
48.41% of Waukegan residents speak only English, while 51.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.16% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukegan is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukegan is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.60%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Waukegan
70.73% of Waukegan residents were born in the United States, with 54.85% having been born in Illinois. 18.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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