Winthrop Harbor, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Winthrop Harbor had a population of 6,517 as of July 1, 2018. Winthrop Harbor ranks in 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 Winthrop Harbor is located at latitude 42.4806 and longitude -87.8296 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Winthrop Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Village of Winthrop Harbor (GNIS ID: 2399725) 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 Winthrop Harbor is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Winthrop Harbor: Spring Bluff.

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Winthrop Harbor, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,517
Population in Households 6,508
Population in Familes 5,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,397
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $73,767
Average Household Income $87,445
Per Capita Income $34,221


Total Housing Units 2,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,974 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $200,674
Average Home Value $223,367


Total Households 2,538
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,840
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 -0.41% 0.01%
Households -0.21% 0.08%
Families -0.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Winthrop Harbor, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winthrop Harbor 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 # 295 79th
Population Density # 527 62nd
Diversity Index # 276 80th
Median Household Income # 254 82nd
Per Capita Income # 286 79th

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