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Where is Lake County, Illinois?

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Lake County is a county equivalent area found in Illinois, USA. The county government of Lake is found in the county seat of Waukegan.

With a total 3,544.11 sq. km of land and water area, Lake County, Illinois is the 494th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 705,186 people, Lake County has a total 260550 households earning 77469 on average per year.

Lake County, Illinois offers the following attraction to visitors: Six Flags Great America

Lake County, Illinois - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 17097
Area Codes 847
Time Zone CST
Major Cities Waukegan (population: 98,503), Round Lake (population: 59,887), Barrington (population: 44,188), Lake Zurich (population: 41,589), Buffalo Grove (population: 41,576), Gurnee (population: 37,874), Mundelein (population: 37,118), Grayslake (population: 35,987), Lake Villa (population: 35,044), Zion (population: 31,044)
Land Area 272,274 sq miles
Water Area 444 sq miles
Household Income $77,469
Housing Units 260,550
Median Home Value $254,800
High School Grads 89% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 42% of population
Retail Spending $28,949 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $1,299,296 per capita
Universities and Colleges Lake Forest College

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.