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Wadsworth is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
The community was named for Elisha Wadsworth, Milwaukee Road investor.
The latitude of Wadsworth is 42.428N. The longitude is -87.923W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,440.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wadsworth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake 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 60087 ZIP code.
24% of Wadsworth residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wadsworth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wadsworth was $35,171, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Wadsworth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wadsworth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $640. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,699.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wadsworth political report.
The average commute time for Wadsworth workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Wadsworth include Hawthorn Chi Gurnee.
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