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Lakewood is a village in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lakewood. For links to other places called Lakewood, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lakewood is 42.229N. The longitude is -88.355W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,144.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakewood 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 60142 ZIP code.
23% of Lakewood residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $44,579, compared with $21,587 nationally.
55% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $775. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,050.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakewood political report.
The average commute time for Lakewood workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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