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Channel Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Channel Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,693 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Channel Lake is located at latitude 42.4827 and longitude -88.1471 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Channel Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Channel Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393373) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Channel Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Antioch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Channel Lake 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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Channel Lake, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,693
Population in Households 1,693
Population in Familes 1,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 938
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $194,492
Average Home Value $265,559


Median Household Income $64,433
Average Household Income $82,610
Per Capita Income $35,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.26%
Households 0.43% 0.28%
Families 0.67% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Channel Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Channel Lake 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 # 554 60th
Population Density1 # 798 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 468 66th
Median Household Income # 304 78th
Per Capita Income # 169 88th

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