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Mettawa, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Mettawa had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2017. Mettawa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mettawa is located at latitude 42.2434 and longitude -87.9214 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mettawa (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Mettawa (GNIS ID: 2399328) 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 Mettawa is located within Township of Libertyville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mettawa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mettawa, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 596
Daytime Population: Workers 2,724
Daytime Population: Residents 328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,052
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 5.12
Population in Households 522
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 111
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $148,830
Average Household Income $210,239
Per Capita Income $79,174


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $693,396
Average Home Value $726,172


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 167
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 1.09% 0.4%
Households 1.54% 0.52%
Families 0.68% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Mettawa, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mettawa to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 873 36th
Population Density # 1340 2nd
Diversity Index # 353 74th
Median Household Income # 15 99th
Per Capita Income # 11 99th

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