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Waukegan is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Waukegan. For links to other places called Waukegan, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waukegan is 42.363N. The longitude is -87.844W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,452.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waukegan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60087 ZIP code.
9% of Waukegan residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waukegan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waukegan was $17,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Waukegan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Waukegan include Near North Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Waukegan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $586. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,193.
Libraries in Waukegan include Waukegan Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waukegan include News Sun
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waukegan political report.
The average commute time for Waukegan workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waukegan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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