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Island Lake is a village in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles McHenry and Lake counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of Island Lake is 42.276N. The longitude is -88.191W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,407.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Island Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60042 ZIP code.
27% of Island Lake residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Island Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Island Lake was $24,206, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Island Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Island Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $839. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,295.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Island Lake political report.
The average commute time for Island Lake workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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