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Waukegan is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Waukegan. For links to other places called Waukegan, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Waukegan is 42.363N. The longitude is -87.844W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,452.


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Median household income
Local
$42,335
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waukegan demographic reports
Waukegan is between the Des Plaines River and Lake Michigan.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Benny, comedian
· Otto Graham, football player
· Ray Bradbury, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Scoopin' Genesee - July 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waukegan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Haines House Museum
Colleges and universities: Shimer College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Waukegan 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.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Waukegan residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waukegan ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waukegan was $17,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Waukegan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Waukegan include Near North Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Waukegan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $586.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,193.


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Libraries in Waukegan include Waukegan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Waukegan include News Sun

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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukegan political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waukegan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Waukegan:
  �Lake County township

IL communities formerly known as Waukegan:
  �North Chicago, Lake County

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