Waukegan, IL

Census Place

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2020 Population
87,157
0.16% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
33.1
2.48% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,778
7.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$140,300
6.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Waukegan, IL had a population of 87.2k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $53,778. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Waukegan, IL declined from 87,297 to 87,157, a −0.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,803 to $53,778, a 7.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waukegan, IL are White (Hispanic) (23.1%), Other (Hispanic) (23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.03%).

None of the households in Waukegan, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.6% of the residents in Waukegan, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waukegan, IL are State Career College (42 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Waukegan, IL was $140,300, and the homeownership rate was 48.1%.

Most people in Waukegan, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Waukegan, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Waukegan, IL is home to a population of 87.2k people, from which 81.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 29.3% of Waukegan, IL residents were born outside of the country (25.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1 times more White (Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Waukegan, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k Other (Hispanic) and 17.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.6%
2020 Citizenship
79.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 81.6% of Waukegan, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Waukegan, IL was 79.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waukegan, IL
  1. White (Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 2.14k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 1.85k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 1.35k
51.9%
Hispanic Population
45.2k people

In 2020, there were 1 times more White (Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Waukegan, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k Other (Hispanic) and 17.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

51.9% of the people in Waukegan, IL are hispanic (45.2k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

29.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
25.5k people
30.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
26.6k people

As of 2020, 29.3% of Waukegan, IL residents (25.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waukegan, IL was 30.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,029 ± 266
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    710 ± 264
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    540 ± 235

Waukegan, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Waukegan, IL employs 42.1k people. The largest industries in Waukegan, IL are Manufacturing (7,288 people), Retail Trade (5,386 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,052 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,234), Utilities ($67,083), and Public Administration ($60,729).

Occupations

42.1k
2020 Value
± 1,761
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 5.51%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waukegan, IL grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 41.5k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waukegan, IL, are Production Occupations (4,532 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,520 people), and Material Moving Occupations (3,948 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waukegan, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.1k
2020 Value
± 1,761
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 5.51%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waukegan, IL grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 41.5k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waukegan, IL, are Manufacturing (7,288 people), Retail Trade (5,386 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,052 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waukegan, IL, though some of these residents may live in Waukegan, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,308
Median earning men ± $1,902
$26,367
Median earning women ± $915

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,484), Public Administration ($80,672), and Information ($56,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,543), Wholesale Trade ($35,785), and Manufacturing ($30,169).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Waukegan, IL awarded 42 degrees. The student population of Waukegan, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 119 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waukegan, IL are Black or African American (21 and 50%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19 and 45.2%), Asian (1 and 2.38%), and White (1 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Waukegan, IL by number of degrees awarded are State Career College (42 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Waukegan, IL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (24 and 57.1%), Medical Assistant (14 and 33.3%), and Dental Assisting (4 and 9.52%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Waukegan, IL was $140,300 in 2020, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $132,200 to $140,300, a 6.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Waukegan, IL is 48.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Waukegan, IL have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waukegan, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Waukegan, IL is $53,778. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Waukegan, IL was Census Tract 8636.01 with a value of $218,194, followed by Census Tract 8616.03 and Census Tract 8615.09, with respective values of $103,583 and $90,335.

Property

$140,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,715
$14,347
Median Property Taxes
±$796

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waukegan, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Waukegan, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

48.1%
Homeownership
2020
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 48.1% of the housing units in Waukegan, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8636.01
  2. Census Tract 8616.03
  3. Census Tract 8615.09

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waukegan, IL was Census Tract 8636.01 with a value of $218,194, followed by Census Tract 8616.03 and Census Tract 8615.09, with respective values of $103,583 and $90,335.

The following map shows all of the places in Waukegan, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,778
Median Household Income
± $2,393
29.8k
Number of Households
± 1,385

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.8k households in Waukegan, IL grew to $53,778 from the previous year's value of $49,803.

The following chart displays the households in Waukegan, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waukegan, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (18.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.56%)

In 2020, 72.2% of workers in Waukegan, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.8%) and those who worked at home (3.56%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waukegan, IL have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Waukegan, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Waukegan, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waukegan, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waukegan, IL (13.2k out of 85.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waukegan, IL is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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84.8% of the population of Waukegan, IL has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 7.95% on Medicare, 9.43% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see 900 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.223% increase from the previous year (898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 850 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 336 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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900 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IL

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see an average of 900 patients per year. This represents a 0.223% increase from the previous year (898 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

15.2%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
7.95%
Medicare
9.43%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waukegan, IL declined by 5.49% from 16% to 15.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Waukegan, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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