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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.


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Median household income
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$84,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Zurich demographic reports
In the middle of the 20th century, the community was a summer resort desination for Chicagoans.

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.

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include 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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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.

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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.


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Libraries in Lake Zurich include Ela Area 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 Zurich political report.

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

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