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Northernmost community in Illinois
Winthrop Harbor is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
The latitude of Winthrop Harbor is 42.478N. The longitude is -87.823W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,866.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Winthrop Harbor 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 60096 ZIP code.
21% of Winthrop Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winthrop Harbor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winthrop Harbor was $24,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Winthrop Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Winthrop Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $646. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,306.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winthrop Harbor political report.
The average commute time for Winthrop Harbor workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Winthrop Harbor include Sandpiper Inn.
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