Waukegan Lake County, Illinois

Waukegan: County seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States

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Location of Waukegan on Illinois map.

About

Waukegan is a city located in the county of Lake in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 89,078 and a population density of 1,409 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 85,453 inhabitants.

The city was created 162 years ago in 1858.

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Geography

Waukegan is located at 42°21'49"N 87°50'41"W (42.3636300, -87.8447900).

Waukegan map

Weather

Waukegan forecast: Sunny, with a high near 71. more

Waukegan Quick Facts

Population : 85,453 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Lake County
Postal code : 60079, 60085, 60087
Area : 63.22 km2
Official name : Waukegan
Altitude : 653 feet / 199 meters
Capital city : Waukegan is capital of Lake County
Establishment : January 01, 1859 (162 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 04:08:55 (25th September 2021)
Density : 1,352 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.24% (2010-2020)
Weather : 71℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Waukegan decreased by 4.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 89,078 - census
2011 89,003 -0.08% estimation process
2012 88,810 -0.22% estimation process
2013 88,904 0.11% estimation process
2014 88,802 -0.11% estimation process
2015 88,380 -0.48% estimation process
2016 88,189 -0.22% estimation process
2017 87,659 -0.6% estimation process
2018 86,776 -1.02% estimation process
2019 86,131 -0.75% estimation process
2020 85,453 -0.79% estimation process

Waukegan zip code is 60085. County name: Lake, County fips: 17097

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People born in Waukegan (116)

People born in Waukegan, including actor David Clennon, science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, basketball player Shawn Marion, you can see a list of people who born in Waukegan.

  • Brian Van Holt (American actor) he was born in 06/07/1969
  • Diane Ackerman (Author, poet, naturalist) she was born in 07/10/1948
  • Steve Di Giorgio (American musician) he was born in 07/11/1967
  • Charles E. Redman (United States diplomat) he was born in 24/12/1943
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics superhero, the second person to use the name Ghost Rider)
  • Corky Calhoun (American basketball player) he was born in 01/11/1950
  • Otto Graham (American football player, coach, executive (1921-2003)) he was born in 06/12/1921
  • Chris Thorpe (American luger) he was born in 29/10/1970
  • Dave Samuels (American musician) he was born in 09/10/1948
  • David Kagan (Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck) he was born in 09/11/1949
  • Eddie Parker (American actor (1900-1960)) he was born in 12/12/1900
  • Fred Dretske (American professor of Philosophy at Stanford University) he was born in 09/12/1932
  • Harrison Bankhead (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1955
  • Jerome Whitehead (American basketball player) he was born in 30/09/1956
  • Mickey Kuhn (American actor) he was born in 21/09/1932
  • Malcolm Gets (American actor) he was born in 28/12/1963
  • Marvin Smith (American musician) he was born in 24/06/1961
  • Rob Paravonian (artist) he was born in 01/01/1901

Schools in Waukegan

College & universities near Waukegan, IL

Code Name City ZIP
462053 State Career College Waukegan (IL) 60085-5129
145558 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago (IL) 60064-3095
455886 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville Libertyville (IL) 60048
146481 Lake Forest College Lake Forest (IL) 60045-2399
146472 College of Lake County Grayslake (IL) 60030-1198

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Waukegan, IL

Code Name Address Type
GLN Glenview station 1116 Depot St. RAIL
SVT Sturtevant station 9900 East Exploration Court RAIL
CHI Chicago Union Station 225 South Canal Street RAIL
LAG La Grange Road 25 West Burlington St. RAIL
SMT Summit Archer Ave. and South Center Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Waukegan

Post Office Name City ZIP
Waukegan Post Office Waukegan (IL) 60085
Edison Squar Post Office Waukegan (IL) 60085
North Chicag Post Office North Chicago (IL) 60064
Great Lak Post Office Great Lakes (IL) 60088
Gurn Post Office Gurnee (IL) 60031

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Lake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lake County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Mundelein 30,945 Village in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Gurnee 30,168 Village in Illinois
North Chicago 29,639 City and suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Highland Park 29,427 City in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Round Lake Beach 26,919 City in Illinois, United States of America
Vernon Hills 26,425 City in United States of America
Zion 23,321 City in Lake County, Illinois, US
Grayslake 20,584 Village in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Libertyville 20,155 Village in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Lake Zurich 19,760 Village in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Lake Forest 19,379 City in Lake County, Illinois, United States
City of Lake Forest 19,375 City in Lake County, Illinois, United States
Deerfield 18,532 Village in Illinois
Round Lake 17,982 City in Illinois, United States of America
Antioch 14,174 Town in the American state of Illinois
Lindenhurst 14,117 City in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Waukegan distances to largest Illinois cities