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Wauconda is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
One tradition says the name derives from Indian term for "spirit water." Another says it was named for a tribal chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Wauconda. For links to other places called Wauconda, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wauconda is 42.258N. The longitude is -88.139W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 804 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,991.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wauconda 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 60084 ZIP code.
24% of Wauconda residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wauconda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wauconda was $26,355, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Wauconda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wauconda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,405.
Libraries in Wauconda include Wauconda Area Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wauconda political report.
The average commute time for Wauconda workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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