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Lake Zurich is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
The latitude of Lake Zurich is 42.196N. The longitude is -88.093W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 876 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,170.
A favorite local story concerns the Lake Zurich Golf Club's successful efforts to prevent the railroad from crossing the golf course. Lawyers, discovering that cemeteries couldn't be condemned, brought in four corpses and buried them on club grounds.
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24% of Lake Zurich residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Zurich ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Zurich was $30,287, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Lake Zurich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lake Zurich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $725. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,672.
Libraries in Lake Zurich include Ela Area Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Zurich political report.
The average commute time for Lake Zurich workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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