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Gages Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Gages Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 10,137 as of July 1, 2016. Gages Lake 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 Gages Lake is located at latitude 42.3516 and longitude -87.9824 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Gages Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Gages Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393015) 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 Gages Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Warren, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 10,137
Population in Households 10,117
Population in Familes 8,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 3,388
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 3,753
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,967 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $232,047
Average Home Value $258,106


Median Household Income $85,323
Average Household Income $104,398
Per Capita Income $38,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.07%
Households -0.01% -0.02%
Families -0.14% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Gages Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gages 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 # 222 84th
Population Density1 # 117 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 200 85th
Median Household Income # 111 92nd
Per Capita Income # 118 91st

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