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McHenry is a city in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named McHenry. For links to other places called McHenry, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of McHenry is 42.333N. The longitude is -88.266W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,119.
Sections below provide additional information and links about McHenry 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.
29% of McHenry residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McHenry ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McHenry was $23,272, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of McHenry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in McHenry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $645. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,309.
Libraries in McHenry include McHenry Public Library, McHenry-Nunda Public Library ... View libraries
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McHenry political report.
The average commute time for McHenry workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in McHenry between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in McHenry include Super 8.
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