Antioch, Illinois

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Antioch, Illinois

Introduction to Antioch, Illinois

Antioch, Illinois, in Lake county, is 15 miles NW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 40 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, 8,788 people lived in Antioch.

Antioch History

Antioch was originally inhabited by the Pottawatomi Indians, who occupied the area until 1832. The first permanent white settlers of the area were the Gage brothers, who built a cabin on Sequoit Creek. Antioch was officially founded by the Disciples of Christ and the village adopted its present name in 1843. Antioch was incorporated as a village in 1892.

Antioch and nearby Attractions

  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Fort Hill Heritage Museum
  • Logic Puzzle Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area

Things To Do In Antioch

Antioch is home to the Redwing Slough Forest Preserve. Other area attractions include the Deerfield Historic Village, the Racine Art Museum, Cuneo Museum & Gardens, the Lake County Discovery Museum, and the Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum. The Chain O'Lakes State Park, Moraine Hills State Park, Big Foot Beach State Park, and Illinois Beach State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Antioch Golf Club is also nearby. Antioch hosts the Octoberfest every year.

Antioch Transportation

Air transportation is available from the General Mitchell International Airport.

Antioch Higher Education

College of Lake County, McHenry County College, and Gateway Technical College provide programs for higher studies.

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High Points

Antioch strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Antioch Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Antioch Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Antioch Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Antioch College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Antioch Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Antioch, Illinois

Comparing Antioch to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Antioch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60002
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.477
Longitude -88.095

Antioch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station RACINE
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Antioch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,788 100%
Male 4,293 48.9%
Female 4,495 51.1%
Under 18 2,629 29.9%
18+ 6,159 70.1%
65+ 751 8.5%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.2
White 8,365 95.2%
African-American 94 1.1%
Asian 102 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 0.4%
Other 95 1.1%
Mixed Race 100 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 388 4.4%

Estimated Antioch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,353
Growth 3,565
Growth % 40.6%

Antioch Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.7%
Irish 13%
Polish 9.3%
Italian 9.1%
English 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
US/American 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Norwegian 3.5%
Swedish 2.8%
Czech 2%
European 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
British 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Antioch 8,788 $66,589
Fox Lake 9,178 $58,843
Lake Villa 5,864 $75,078
Lindenhurst 12,539 $78,271
Old Mill Creek 251 $92,529
Round Lake Beach 25,859 $61,637
Round Lake Heights 1,347 $60,000

Antioch Public Libraries

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Antioch High Schools (2004)

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Serves 2,232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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