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Lake Bluff, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Bluff had a population of 5,777 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Bluff is located at latitude 42.2827 and longitude -87.8523 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Bluff (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Village of Lake Bluff (GNIS ID: 2398377) 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 Lake Bluff is located within Township of Shields, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 5,777
Population in Households 5,777
Population in Familes 5,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,426
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,086
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,825 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $680,019
Average Home Value $720,783


Median Household Income $145,872
Average Household Income $210,544
Per Capita Income $77,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.09%
Households 0.24% 0.14%
Families -0.43% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Lake Bluff, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Bluff 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 # 315 77th
Population Density1 # 517 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 453 67th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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