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Lincolnwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lincolnwood had a population of 12,635 as of July 1, 2018. Lincolnwood 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 Lincolnwood is located at latitude 42.0054 and longitude -87.733 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lincolnwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Lincolnwood (GNIS ID: 2398443) 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 Lincolnwood is located within Township of Niles, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincolnwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lincolnwood: Tessville.

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Lincolnwood, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,635
Population in Households 12,576
Population in Familes 11,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 4,694
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $101,863
Average Household Income $131,018
Per Capita Income $44,927


Total Housing Units 4,651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,679 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $445,432
Average Home Value $533,345


Total Households 4,316
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 3,290
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% -0.09%
Households -0.07% -0.14%
Families -0.13% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

Lincolnwood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincolnwood to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 193 86th
Population Density # 51 96th
Diversity Index # 124 91st
Median Household Income # 79 94th
Per Capita Income # 92 93rd

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