McHenry, Illinois

McHenry: City in Illinois


McHenry is a city located in the county of McHenry in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 26,992 and a population density of 693 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,100 inhabitants.

The city was created 152 years ago in 1871.

McHenry locator map
Location of McHenry on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about McHenry

Population : 27,100 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : McHenry County
Head of government : mayor
Postal code : 60050
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 38.96 km2
Continent : North America
Named for : William McHenry
Altitude : 810 feet / 247, 810 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (152 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 23:13:58 (15th July 2024)
Density : 696 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.4% (2010-2020)
McHenry Riverwalk image
McHenry Riverwalk
McHenry Riverwalk image


McHenry is located at 42°20'0"N 88°16'0"W (42.3333500, -88.2667500). It has 2 neighbors: Johnsburg and Lakemoor.

McHenry map

McHenry has 2 neighbours.

  • Johnsburg village in United States of America
  • Lakemoor city in Illinois, United States of America


The population of McHenry increased by 0.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 26,992 - census
2011 26,947 -0.17% estimation process
2012 26,852 -0.35% estimation process
2013 26,689 -0.61% estimation process
2014 26,622 -0.25% estimation process
2015 26,619 -0.01% estimation process
2016 26,621 0.01% estimation process
2017 26,798 0.66% estimation process
2018 26,984 0.69% estimation process
2019 27,019 0.13% estimation process
2020 27,100 0.3% estimation process

McHenry zip code is 60050. County name: McHenry, County fips: 17111

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People born in McHenry (7)

People born in McHenry, including painter Pauline Palmer, arm wrestler John Brzenk, politician Alan Olsen, .


  • Pamela Althoff (American politician) she was born in 22/11/1953
  • Amie Cunat (American painter) she was born in 01/01/1986
  • Robert Tonyan (American football tight end) he was born in 30/04/1994
  • Jim Althoff (American football defensive tackle) he was born in 27/09/1961

Schools in McHenry

College & universities near McHenry, IL

Code Name City ZIP
144795 Cosmetology & Spa Academy Crystal Lake (IL) 60014
147004 McHenry County College Crystal Lake (IL) 60012-2761
145099 First Institute of Travel Inc. Crystal Lake (IL) 60014
146472 College of Lake County Grayslake (IL) 60030-1198
148885 University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein (IL) 60060-1174

Stations (19)

Amtrak & bus stations near McHenry, IL

Code Name Address Type
GLN Glenview station 1116 Depot St. RAIL
SVT Sturtevant station 9900 East Exploration Court RAIL
RCK Rockford, Illinois 7559 Walton St. BUS
NPV Naperville 105 E. Fourth Ave. RAIL
BET South Beloit, Illinois 15766 Manchester Road BUS

Post offices near McHenry

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mchenry Post Office McHenry (IL) 60050
Ringwood Post Office Ringwood (IL) 60072
Wonder Lak Post Office Wonder Lake (IL) 60097
Island Lak Post Office Island Lake (IL) 60042
Fox Lak Post Office Fox Lake (IL) 60020

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in McHenry County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in McHenry County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Crystal Lake 39,642 City located in McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Algonquin 30,730 Village in Illinois
Lake in the Hills 28,345 Village in Illinois
Huntley 27,256 Village in McHenry and Kane counties, Illinois, United States
Cary 17,929 Village in Illinois, United States
Harvard 8,979 Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Chemung 8,702 Township in McHenry County, Illinois
Marengo 7,377 City in McHenry County, Illinois, United States
Johnsburg 6,310 Village in United States of America
Lakemoor 5,912 City in Illinois, United States of America
Spring Grove 5,679 City in Houston County, Minnesota, United States
Fox River Grove 4,518 City in United States of America
Lawrence 4,380 Township in Lawrence County, Illinois
Wonder Lake 3,837 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Pistakee Highlands 3,454 Census designated place
Coral 3,416 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

McHenry distances to largest Illinois cities