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Wonder Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Wonder Lake Census Designated Place (historical) is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McHenry County at latitude 42.3746 and longitude -88.3506. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 837 feet.

The formal official name is the Wonder Lake Census Designated Place (historical), but most people and references simply refer to it as Wonder Lake, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wonder Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Wonder Lake Census Designated Place (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wonder Lake: Sunrise Ridge.

Wonder Lake Census Designated Place (historical), IL Boundary Map


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Wonder Lake, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,040
Population in Households 4,040
Population in Familes 3,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 845
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,417
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,070
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,215 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $155,769
Average Home Value $180,864


Median Household Income $70,385
Average Household Income $83,595
Per Capita Income $29,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 1.08%
Households 0.22% 1.24%
Families -0.04% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 378 72nd
Population Density1 # 874 36th
Diversity Index2 # 376 73rd
Median Household Income # 236 83rd
Per Capita Income # 322 77th

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