Lake Zurich, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Zurich, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Zurich had a population of 19,839 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Zurich 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 Zurich is located at latitude 42.195 and longitude -88.0877 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Zurich (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 873 feet.

The Village of Lake Zurich (GNIS ID: 2398386) 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 Zurich is located within Township of Ela, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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

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


Total Population 19,839
Population in Households 19,642
Population in Familes 17,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 2,883
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $118,225
Average Household Income $143,942
Per Capita Income $49,137


Total Housing Units 6,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,833 (84.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 911 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $369,740
Average Home Value $416,451


Total Households 6,744
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 5,514
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 0.1% 0.15%
Households 0.3% 0.24%
Families 0.32% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Lake Zurich, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Zurich 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 # 122 91st
Population Density # 143 90th
Diversity Index # 250 82nd
Median Household Income # 38 97th
Per Capita Income # 62 96th

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