County Demographics

County Demographic Profile


From the U.S Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey

1990 Census
2000 Census
2010 Census
Change 2000 to 2010
Percent Change 2000 to 2010
Total Population
516,418
644,599
703,462
58,863
9%
White Population*
450,666
516,189
528,204
12,015
2%
African American Population*
34,771
44,741
49,033
4,292
10%
Asian Population*
12,363
25,103
44,358
19,255
77%
Latino Population (any race)
38,570
92,716
139,987
47,271
51%
Median Age
31.6
33.8
36.7
2.9
9%
Number of Households
173,966
216,297
241,712
25,415
12%
Average Household Size
2.88
2.85
2.82
-0.03
-1%
Median Household Income (not adjusted to current dollars)
$46,047
$66,973
$78,423^
NA
NA
Number of Housing Units
183,283
226,012
260,310
34,298
15%

2010 - 2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate Profiles for Lake County



July 1, 2015 Population Estimate from the U.S Census Bureau


Lake Cook DuPage Kane McHenry Kenosha
2015 Estimate
703,910 5,238,216 933,736 530,847 307,343 168,437
Source: U.S Census Bureau Population Estimate Program

Population Projections


County Business Patterns


Use the links below to access the County Business Patterns profiles for Lake County. 
  

Where Workers Work


Where Workers Work features basic private sector employment totals for six northeastern Illinois counties, major communities in each of these counties, and ZIP codes within the City of Chicago. It is published by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The Where Workers Work data tables have been produced using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The information is also available in spreadsheet format and PDF for the years 2001 through 2015 at the following website Illinois Department of Employment Security: Where Workers Work

Unemployment Information


The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program develops monthly and annual estimates of the labor force, employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate for the State, metropolitan areas, counties and municipalities that have a population of at least 25,000.

Census of Agriculture


2000 Census Profiles for Lake County


Additional Census Data


Statistical information from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources is available in the Planning Resource Center. This includes demographic, housing, and economic data.

More Information


Additional census data is available on the U.S. Census Bureau website.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning also provides demographic information and projections on its website.