Waukegan is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Waukegan has a 2020 population of 84,260. It is also the county seat of Lake County. Waukegan is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -5.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,167 in 2010.
The average household income in Waukegan is $65,366 with a poverty rate of 17.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $960 per month, and the median house value is $132,200. 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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
45.49% of Waukegan residents speak only English, while 54.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.83% 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 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.04%.
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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
69.53% of Waukegan residents were born in the United States, with 54.24% having been born in Illinois. 20.42% 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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