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Overview

Introduction to Lake In The Hills, Illinois

Lake In The Hills, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 10 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Lake In The Hills History

The village of Lake in the Hills was founded by Federal Judge Walter J. La Buy in 1923. La Buy purchased 472 acres of the land in 1926 and built five stucco homes. Lake in the Hills, in its early days, was a popular vacation spot and attracted numerous visitors from the Chicago area. It was incorporated as a village on November 29, 1952. Raymond Platt became the first mayor of the village. The first shopping center of Lake in the Hills was constructed in 1987.

Lake In The Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Trail Beach
  • Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
  • Butch Hagele Beach
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Fox River Trolley Museum

Things To Do In Lake In The Hills

Lake In The Hills offers a number of scenic parks and nature preserve where you can spend your leisure hours. The Lake In The Hills Fen Nature Preserve boasts of many scenic trails. You can also visit the Leroy Guy Park, Sunset Park, Ken Carpenter Park, Morningside Park, Bark Park, and Barbara Key Park. Golf facilities are available at the Boulder Ridge Golf Course and Country Club. You can also enjoy fishing and boating on Woods Creek Lake.

Lake In The Hills Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Lake In The Hills Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by McHenry County College, William Rainey Harper College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County McHenry
Standard Zip Codes 60102, 60156
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.181
Longitude -88.33

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 ELGIN
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station MARENGO
Distance 14.6 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
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 22 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algonquin 30,278 $112,724
Barrington Hills 3,370 $134,310
Crystal Lake 40,635 $95,046

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

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