Tower Lake, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tower Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Tower Lakes had a population of 1,206 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tower Lake is located at latitude 42.2278 and longitude -88.1552 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Tower Lakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Village of Tower Lakes (GNIS ID: 2399999) 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 Tower Lakes is located within Township of Cuba, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tower Lake 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 Tower Lake: Tower Lakes.

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


Total Population 1,206
Population in Households 1,206
Population in Familes 1,129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,327
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 2.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $574,824
Average Home Value $600,964


Median Household Income $141,867
Average Household Income $205,398
Per Capita Income $69,984
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.6%
Households -0.93% -0.61%
Families -1.42% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Tower Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower 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 # 659 52nd
Population Density1 # 566 59th
Diversity Index2 # 521 62nd
Median Household Income # 14 99th
Per Capita Income # 16 99th

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