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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.


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Median household income
Local
$57,805
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wauconda demographic reports
Wauconda is on Bangs Lake.
Former and merged names include:
· Bangs Lake
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers"
Nearby parks & recreation: Chain O'Lakes State Park
Historic sites and museums: Lake County Discovery Museum
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 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.

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24% of Wauconda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wauconda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,405.


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Libraries in Wauconda include Wauconda 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 Wauconda political report.

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The average commute time for Wauconda workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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