Johnsburg, Illinois

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Johnsburg, Illinois

Introduction to Johnsburg, Illinois

Johnsburg, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 20 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 47 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is home to some 5,391 residents.

Johnsburg History

Johnsburg is located in the northeaster region of the McHenry County, which forms a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and is the sixth most highly-populated county in Illinois. It was formed in 1836 by incorporating Cook and LaSalle Counties.

Johnsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Volo Auto Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Brookfield Zoo

Things To Do In Johnsburg

Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Volo Bog State Natural Area and the Moraine Hills State Park. Local historic sites include the Beckman Mill, the Charles Gates Dawes House and the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, among others. Johnsburgs is also home to the Volo Auto Museum, a 30-acre theme park. Other nearby attractions include the Adler Planetarium, the Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Johnsburg Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Johnsburg Higher Education

Colleges near Johnsburg include the Adler School of Professional Psychology, the Blackhawk Technical College and Carthage College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Johnsburg Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Johnsburg People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Johnsburg Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Johnsburg College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Johnsburg, Illinois

Comparing Johnsburg 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Johnsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County McHenry
Standard Zip Codes 60050
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.38
Longitude -88.241

Johnsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 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
Distance 18.4 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
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
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Johnsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,391 100%
Male 2,723 50.5%
Female 2,668 49.5%
Under 18 1,649 30.6%
18+ 3,742 69.4%
65+ 411 7.6%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.32
White 5,328 98.8%
African-American 7 0.1%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 9 0.2%
Mixed Race 34 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 1.5%

Estimated Johnsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,277
Growth 886
Growth % 16.4%

Johnsburg 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 35.5%
Irish 11.4%
Polish 10.1%
Italian 7.3%
English 4.6%
US/American 4.4%
Norwegian 3.7%
Swedish 3.7%
Hungarian 3.1%
Czechoslovakian 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Slovak 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Johnsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sunnyside (60050)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Johnsburg 5,391 $73,491
Fox Lake 9,178 $58,843
Lakemoor 2,788 $60,542
McCullom Lake 1,038 $59,423
McHenry 21,501 $66,040
Ringwood 471 $73,333
Spring Grove 3,880 $82,996

Johnsburg Public Libraries

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Serves 865 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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