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Beach Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Beach Park had a population of 13,601 as of July 1, 2016. Beach Park 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 Beach Park is located at latitude 42.4423 and longitude -87.8753 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Beach Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Village of Beach Park (GNIS ID: 2398056) 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 Village of Beach Park is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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

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


Total Population 13,601
Population in Households 13,505
Population in Familes 11,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density1 1,914
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 4,726
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 3,471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,778 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 948 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $174,511
Average Home Value $203,911


Median Household Income $67,812
Average Household Income $82,773
Per Capita Income $29,648
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.03%
Households -0.01% -0.02%
Families -0.44% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Beach Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beach Park 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 # 180 87th
Population Density1 # 302 78th
Diversity Index2 # 45 97th
Median Household Income # 266 81st
Per Capita Income # 383 72nd

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