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Gurnee, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gurnee had a population of 31,527 as of July 1, 2016. Gurnee 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 Gurnee is located at latitude 42.3701 and longitude -87.9374 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gurnee (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Village of Gurnee (GNIS ID: 2398219) 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 Gurnee is located within Township of Warren, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gurnee 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 Gurnee: Gurnee Station.

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


Total Population 31,527
Population in Households 31,459
Population in Familes 27,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 2,337
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 11,679
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 8,288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,441 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,237 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $273,792
Average Home Value $304,496


Median Household Income $85,118
Average Household Income $109,991
Per Capita Income $40,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.09%
Households 0.21% 0.13%
Families 0.03% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Gurnee, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gurnee 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 # 63 95th
Population Density1 # 205 85th
Diversity Index2 # 94 93rd
Median Household Income # 112 92nd
Per Capita Income # 97 93rd

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