Lake in the Hills, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake in the Hills, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake in the Hills had a population of 29,046 as of July 1, 2017. Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills is located at latitude 42.1794 and longitude -88.3157 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake in the Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Village of Lake in the Hills (GNIS ID: 2398378) 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 in the Hills is located within Township of Algonquin, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake in the Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake in the Hills, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,046
Daytime Population: Workers 4,744
Daytime Population: Residents 12,993
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 29,046
Population in Familes 26,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,784
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $91,954
Average Household Income $106,068
Per Capita Income $34,382


Total Housing Units 9,999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,415 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,125 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 458 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $234,805
Average Home Value $263,416


Total Households 9,541
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 7,563
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households -0.01% -0.04%
Families -0.01% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Lake in the Hills, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake in the Hills to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 71 95th
Population Density # 153 89th
Diversity Index # 216 84th
Median Household Income # 96 93rd
Per Capita Income # 238 83rd

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