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Overview

Introduction to Johnsburg, Illinois

Johnsburg, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 20 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 47 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

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.

People

Total Population 6,321
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,279
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.2%
Median Earnings25+ $50,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,956
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,102

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,396
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,194
Median House Value $243,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 18.3%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
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
Station WAUKEGAN
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
Station MARENGO
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Fox Lake 10,539 $70,026

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

Johnsburg Public Libraries

Library
Johnsburg P.l.d.
3000 N. JOHNSBURG RD.
Johnsburg, Illinois
(815) 344-0077
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Johnsburg High Schools

JOHNSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
2002 W RINGWOOD RD
815-385-9233
Serves 865 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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