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Fox Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Fox Lake had a population of 10,471 as of July 1, 2016. Fox Lake ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Fox Lake is located at latitude 42.4264 and longitude -88.1819 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fox Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.99 sq. miles and a water area of 1.66 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Fox Lake are located in Lake County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and McHenry County.

The Village of Fox Lake (GNIS ID: 2398912) 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 Fox Lake is located within Township of Antioch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 10,471
Population in Households 10,430
Population in Familes 7,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,310
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 4,766
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 2,698
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,238 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,527 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 900 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $174,302
Average Home Value $217,320


Median Household Income $57,080
Average Household Income $71,354
Per Capita Income $31,700
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.12%
Households -0.02% 0.13%
Families 0.23% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Fox Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fox 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 # 215 84th
Population Density1 # 577 58th
Diversity Index2 # 320 77th
Median Household Income # 484 65th
Per Capita Income # 284 79th

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