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Wonder Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wonder Lake had a population of 4,091 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wonder Lake is located at latitude 42.3746 and longitude -88.3506 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wonder Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Village of Wonder Lake (GNIS ID: 2399729) 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 Wonder Lake is located within Township of McHenry, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wonder 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 Wonder Lake: Sunrise Ridge.

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


Total Population 4,091
Population in Households 4,090
Population in Familes 3,520
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 856
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,434
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,081
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,226 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $172,029
Average Home Value $203,301


Median Household Income $75,397
Average Household Income $81,540
Per Capita Income $29,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 1.16%
Households 0.35% 1.26%
Families 0.15% 1.23%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Wonder Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wonder 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 # 379 72nd
Population Density1 # 858 37th
Diversity Index2 # 380 72nd
Median Household Income # 190 86th
Per Capita Income # 404 71st

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