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Overview

Introduction to Island Lake, Illinois

Island Lake, Illinois, in Lake county, is 14 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois and 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. 

Island Lake History

After the Great Depression, the National Mortgage Company took control over this area and developed it as Island Lake Estates, attracting a vast number of settlers. Island Lake was incorporated on June 23, 1952.

Island Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Aquarium Adventure
  • Illinois Railway Museum

Things To Do In Island Lake

Local museums include the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Elgin Area Historical Society and Museum, and the Lake County Discovery Museum. The Illinois Beach State Park offers swimming, hiking, biking and camping opportunities, and is accessible from Island Lake. The Deerfield Historic Village houses a museum and the Casper Ott Log House, which is the oldest building in Lake County.

Island Lake Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Island Lake Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, Lake Forest College, Trinity International University and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.

People

Total Population 8,041
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 8.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,590
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,974
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,261
Median House Value $151,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 7.7%
Irish 18.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Island Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60042
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.276
Longitude -88.191

Island Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 12.6 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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