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Northlake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Northlake had a population of 12,544 as of July 1, 2016. Northlake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northlake is located at latitude 41.9143 and longitude -87.9055 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northlake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Northlake (GNIS ID: 2395266) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Northlake is located within Township of Leyden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northlake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northlake: North Lake, North Lake Village.

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Northlake, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,544
Population in Households 12,306
Population in Familes 10,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 3,960
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 4,038
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 2,873
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,935 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,103 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $192,730
Average Home Value $198,986


Median Household Income $54,264
Average Household Income $64,172
Per Capita Income $20,782
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.18%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families 0.61% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Northlake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northlake to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 198 86th
Population Density1 # 88 94th
Diversity Index2 # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 607 56th
Per Capita Income # 1165 15th

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