North Chicago, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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North Chicago, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of North Chicago had a population of 31,693 as of July 1, 2016. North Chicago 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 North Chicago is located at latitude 42.3167 and longitude -87.8592 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Chicago (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of North Chicago (GNIS ID: 2395253) 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 City of North Chicago is located within Township of Shields, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 31,693
Population in Households 20,216
Population in Familes 16,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,477
Population Density1 3,991
Diversity Index2 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,715
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 4,504
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,485 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,230 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,282 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $135,165
Average Home Value $157,910
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,762
Average Household Income $58,317
Per Capita Income $18,927
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% 0.12%
Households 0.23% 0.15%
Families 0.44% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

North Chicago, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Chicago 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 # 62 96th
Population Density1 # 87 94th
Diversity Index2 # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 939 31st
Per Capita Income # 1280 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.