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Wauconda, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wauconda had a population of 13,606 as of July 1, 2020. Wauconda 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 Wauconda is located at latitude 42.2589 and longitude -88.1392 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wauconda encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Village of Wauconda (GNIS ID: 2400108) 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 Wauconda is located within Township of Wauconda, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.


Wauconda, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 13,606 (100%)
Population in Households 13,510 (99.3%)
Population in Families 11,148 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 96 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 2,682
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $83,146
Average Household Income $106,927
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $39,832
Wealth Index5 123


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,909 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,101 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 430 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $244,963
Average Home Value $280,385
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 5,010
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 3,405
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.03% 0.07%
Households 0.07% 0.1%
Families -0.06% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%


Wauconda, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauconda to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 177 87th
Population Density # 157 89th
Median Household Income # 191 86th
Housing Affordability Index # 276 20th
Per Capita Income # 192 86th
Diversity Index # 140 90th

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