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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.


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Median household income
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$63,455
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Island Lake demographic reports
Island Lake is east of the Fox River.

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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.

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24% of Island Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Island Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $839.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,295.


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McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Island Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Island Lake workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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