Lake County, Illinois Population 2022

Lake County, Illinois's estimated population is 687,379 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lake County, Illinois is the 4th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 704,170 and has seen a growth of -2.38% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402,6340.00%
185014,22611,592440.09%
186018,2574,03128.34%
187021,0142,75715.10%
188021,2962821.34%
189024,2352,93913.80%
190034,50410,26942.37%
191055,05820,55459.57%
192074,28519,22734.92%
1930104,38730,10240.52%
1940121,09416,70716.00%
1950179,09758,00347.90%
1960293,656114,55963.96%
1970382,63888,98230.30%
1980440,37257,73415.09%
1990516,41876,04617.27%
2010704,170187,75236.36%
2011701,642-2,528-0.36%
2012702,0834410.06%
2013704,2072,1240.30%
2014704,294870.01%
2015704,6113170.05%
2016704,158-453-0.06%
2017702,475-1,683-0.24%
2018699,587-2,888-0.41%
2019696,535-3,052-0.44%
2020693,483-3,052-0.44%
2021690,431-3,052-0.44%
2022687,379-3,052-0.44%
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Lake County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White508,76172.71%
Black or African American47,3246.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,7750.40%
Asian56,1528.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3490.05%
Some Other Race51,1097.30%
Two or More Races33,2124.75%
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Lake County, Illinois Population by Race

Lake County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Lake County, Illinois Median Age

38.5


Total

36.9


Male

40.1


Female

Lake County, Illinois Adults

There are 530,472 adults, (99,767 of whom are seniors) in Lake County, Illinois.

Lake County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

350,168

50.05%

Male

349,514

49.95%

Lake County, Illinois Population by Age

Lake County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All73.5%26.5%
Male64.6%35.4%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female51.9%48.1%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All248,6842.7473.5
Married145,7903.3285.1
Male9,8673.2464.6
Female24,6763.3651.9
Non Family68,3511.1957.9

3.26

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Lake County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade22,0634.81%
9th to 12th Grade20,1644.40%
High School Graduate92,20020.10%
Some College83,08418.11%
Associates Degree29,9656.53%
Bachelors Degree123,49426.92%
Graduate Degree87,78119.13%
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Lake County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian38,57436,64428,292
Islander161161100
White304,596295,341162,178
2+ Races14,15611,6474,208
Native American1,6611,249443
Black28,63025,9236,348
Hispanic80,27752,22611,261
Other Race29,15917,2522,865

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 asian people with a rate of 73.34%.

Lake County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,518$62,999$41,129
Less Than 9th Grade$26,014$31,051$20,112
High School Graduate$34,965$41,275$27,848
Some College$41,984$50,213$34,526
Bachelors Degree$71,181$93,875$52,891
Graduate Degree$99,302$125,264$72,887

$51,518

Average Earnings

$62,999

Average Male

$41,129

Average Female

Lake County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake County, Illinois Language by Age

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Lake County, Illinois Language

70.90% of Lake County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 29.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.12% of the population.

Lake County, Illinois Language

Lake County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black44,2969,01120.34%
Islander3235316.41%
Hispanic150,18318,37512.24%
Multiple32,3003,0849.55%
Native2,6372188.27%
White415,93820,0804.83%
Asian55,1142,5674.66%
Other6,448NaN%

7.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.45%

Male Poverty Rate

8.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Illinois is Black, with 20.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Illinois is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.80%.

Lake County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.13%
High School9.71%
Some College6.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Lake County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.98%
Male Unemployed18.09%
Female Employed4.21%
Female Unemployed20.59%

Lake County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$92,654$130,354
Families$112,326$152,037
Married Families$127,749$170,960
Non Families$47,161$68,629
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Income by Household Type

Lake County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Lake County, Illinois 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 45-54.

Lake County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Lake County, Illinois Marital Status

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29,644

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,057
First Gulf War5,761
Vietnam9,591
Korea2,281
World War II1,115

Lake County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344,003
35 to 546,024
55 to 645,352
65 to 746,514
75+7,751

Lake County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White24,0406.17%
Black3,3349.95%
Native American593.18%
Asian1,1642.77%
Other Race4101.16%
2+ Races6373.52%
Hispanic2,6062.65%

Lake County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Lake County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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4.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lake County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Lake County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Lake County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.63%

Born in Lake County, Illinois

81.29%

Native Born

18.71%

Foreign Born

8.91%

Non Citizen

9.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.29% of Lake County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 59.63% having been born in Illinois. 8.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lake County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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