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Waukegan is a township in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Waukegan. For links to other places called Waukegan, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waukegan is 42.373N. The longitude is -87.85W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 84,489.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waukegan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60064 ZIP code.
8% of Waukegan residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waukegan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waukegan was $15,627, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Waukegan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waukegan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $552. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,147.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukegan political report.
The average commute time for Waukegan workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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