Lake Bluff, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Bluff, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Bluff had a population of 5,797 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Bluff is located at latitude 42.2789 and longitude -87.8342 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Bluff (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Village of Lake Bluff (GNIS ID: 2398377) 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 Bluff is located within Township of Shields, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 5,797
Population in Households 5,797
Population in Familes 5,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,431
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $160,272
Average Household Income $226,551
Per Capita Income $83,554


Total Housing Units 2,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,819 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $684,626
Average Home Value $789,280


Total Households 2,102
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,596
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% 0.19%
Households 0.27% 0.24%
Families -0.26% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.03%

Lake Bluff, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Bluff 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 # 312 77th
Population Density # 501 63rd
Diversity Index # 443 68th
Median Household Income # 11 99th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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