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Lake County, IL
The county was named for Lake Michigan

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The county is in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 692,895. This was an increase of  7.53% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$66,973
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lake County was $46,343. This was an increase of 19.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 150% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Waukegan
Census 2000 highlights: County led the state in per-capita income ($43,174 in 1998)

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19% of Lake County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lake County include Am Echod Jewish Cemetery, Angolian Cemetery, Ascension Cemetery, Avon Centre Cemetery, Benton Greenwood Cemetery, Deerfield Cemetery, Diamond Lake Cemetery, Druce Cemetery, East Fox Lake Cemetery, Fairfield Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Lake County include Antioch, Antioch, Aptakisic, Avon, Bannockburn, Beach Park, Benton, Buffalo Grove, Cuba, Deer Park ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Lake County include College of Lake County, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Shimer College, Trinity International University, University of Saint Mary of the Lake ... View colleges

School districts in Lake County include Adlai E Stevenson Dist 125, Antioch C C Schools District 34, Aptakisic-Tripp C C S Dist 102, Bannockburn Schools Dist 106, Barrington C U Schools Dist 220, Beach Park C C Schools Dist 3, Big Hollow Schools Dist 38, Community High Schools District 117, Deerfield Schools Dist 109, Diamond Lake Schools Dist 76 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Lake County include Antioch Public Library, Cook Memorial Public Library, Deerfield Public Library, Ela Area Public Library, Fox Lake Public Library, Fremont Public Library, Grayslake Area Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Highwood Public Library, Lake Bluff Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lake County include News Sun ... View newspapers

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Politics

Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake County political report.

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Hotels in Lake County include Amerisuites, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites, Comfort Inn Gurnee, Comfort Inn Waukegan, Comfort Suites Gurnee, Country Inn & Suites ... More hotels

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