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Wadsworth, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wadsworth had a population of 3,910 as of July 1, 2017. Wadsworth ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Wadsworth is located at latitude 42.4251 and longitude -87.9014 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wadsworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Village of Wadsworth (GNIS ID: 2400079) 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 Wadsworth is located within Township of Newport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wadsworth: Wadsworth Station.

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


Total Population 3,910
Daytime Population: Workers 956
Daytime Population: Residents 1,825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,908
Population in Familes 3,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 402
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $102,244
Average Household Income $134,019
Per Capita Income $47,029


Total Housing Units 1,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,220 (87.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $321,369
Average Home Value $396,924


Total Households 1,367
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 1,096
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 0.35% 0.29%
Households 0.38% 0.33%
Families -0.21% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Wadsworth, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadsworth 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 # 386 72nd
Population Density # 1135 17th
Diversity Index # 138 90th
Median Household Income # 63 95th
Per Capita Income # 69 95th

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