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Gurnee is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Louis J. Gurnee, railroad surveyor. Another says it is named after Walter S. Gurnee, mayor of Chicago.
The latitude of Gurnee is 42.370N. The longitude is -87.901W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,396.
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22% of Gurnee residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gurnee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gurnee was $31,517, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Gurnee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gurnee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $733. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,657.
Libraries in Gurnee include Warren-Newport Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gurnee political report.
The average commute time for Gurnee workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gurnee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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