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Wonder Lake, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wonder Lake had a population of 4,054 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Wonder Lake is located at latitude 42.3746 and longitude -88.3506 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wonder Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Village of Wonder Lake (GNIS ID: 2399729) 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 Wonder Lake is located within Township of McHenry, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wonder Lake 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 Wonder Lake: Sunrise Ridge.

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Wonder Lake, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,054
Population in Households 4,054
Population in Familes 3,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $76,174
Average Household Income $85,780
Per Capita Income $30,945


Total Housing Units 1,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,186 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $184,922
Average Home Value $215,696


Total Households 1,430
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,075
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 0.08% 1.21%
Households 0.23% 1.37%
Families 0.05% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Wonder Lake, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wonder Lake 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 # 377 73rd
Population Density # 857 37th
Diversity Index # 377 73rd
Median Household Income # 230 83rd
Per Capita Income # 450 67th

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