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Once a resort, now a suburb of Chicago
Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Crystal Lake is 42.241N. The longitude is -88.316W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 915 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,021.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Crystal 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 60012 ZIP code.
27% of Crystal Lake residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crystal Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crystal Lake was $26,146, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Crystal Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Crystal Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $773. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,489.
Libraries in Crystal Lake include Crystal Lake Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Crystal Lake include Northwest Herald
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crystal Lake political report.
The average commute time for Crystal Lake workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Crystal Lake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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