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Lake Bluff is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.

The village was so named because it sits on a bluff above Lake Michigan.

The latitude of Lake Bluff is 42.278N. The longitude is -87.834W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,170.


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Median household income
Local
$114,521
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Bluff demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Oak Hill
· Dwyer Settlement
Wealthy Chicago residents built estates here in the early 20th century.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Lake Bluff residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Bluff ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Bluff was $54,824, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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73% of Lake Bluff residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Bluff, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $782.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,503.


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Libraries in Lake Bluff include Lake Bluff Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Lake Bluff workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lake Bluff include Harrison Manor House, Sleep Inn, Sunset Motel.

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