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Vernon Hills, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Vernon Hills had a population of 26,895 as of July 1, 2018. Vernon Hills 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 Vernon Hills is located at latitude 42.2344 and longitude -87.9611 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Vernon Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Village of Vernon Hills (GNIS ID: 2400063) 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 Vernon Hills is located within Township of Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vernon Hills 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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Vernon Hills, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,895
Population in Households 26,824
Population in Familes 23,253
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 3,491
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $103,758
Average Household Income $137,923
Per Capita Income $51,348


Total Housing Units 10,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,069 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,171 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $355,093
Average Home Value $413,807


Total Households 10,240
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 7,340
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 0.88% 0.67%
Households 0.93% 0.68%
Families 1.13% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Vernon Hills, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon Hills 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 # 80 94th
Population Density # 109 92nd
Diversity Index # 109 92nd
Median Household Income # 69 95th
Per Capita Income # 53 96th

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