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McHenry is a township in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named McHenry. For links to other places called McHenry, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of McHenry is 42.374N. The longitude is -88.277W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 41,740.
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29% of McHenry residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McHenry ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McHenry was $23,550, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of McHenry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in McHenry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $663. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,234.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McHenry political report.
The average commute time for McHenry workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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