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Overview

Introduction to Libertyville, Illinois

Libertyville, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Libertyville History

The Potawatomi Indians inhabited the village of Libertyville until 1829. George Vardin was the first white settler of the area. He built a cabin at the site of present day Cook Memorial Public Library District. The area at that time was known as Vardin's Grove. Dr. Jesse Foster was the first practicing physician of Libertyville, and Horace Butler was its first lawyer. The area was named Independence Grove in 1836. The name was changed to Libertyville because there was another place by the name of Independence Grove in Illinois. The first post office was established on April 16, 1837. The Milwaukee Railroad entered the village in 1881. The Village of Libertyville was incorporated in 1882 and John Locke was elected as the first village president.

Libertyville and nearby Attractions

  • Ansel B. Cook Victorian Home Museum
  • David Adler Cultural Center
  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Chain O' Lakes Area ArtWorks Children's Museum

Things To Do In Libertyville

There are a number of parks in Libertyville including Charles Brown Park, Adler Memorial Park, Nicholas-Dowden Park, Riverside Park, Bolander Park, Butler Lake Park, and Blueberry Hill Park. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on Lake Minear, Saint Marys Lake, Butler Lake, and Liberty Lake. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure hours at Riverside Golf Course. Among the local shopping centers of Libertyville are Liberty Mill Plaza Shopping Center, New Towne Square Shopping Center, Village Shopping Center, Win-Mil Shopping Center, and Red Top Plaza Shopping Center.

Libertyville Transportation

The nearest airport is Kenosha Regional Airport.

Libertyville Higher Education

College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and Trinity International University are close to the village.

People

Total Population 20,395
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 10,017
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 61.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.7%
Median Earnings25+ $67,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $44,583

Wealth

Median Family Income $148,005
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,237
Median House Value $395,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.6%
English 9.9%
Irish 20.9%

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

Libertyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60048
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60092
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.283
Longitude -87.953

Libertyville 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 5.8 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 LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 11.9 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 BURLINGTON
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Green Oaks 3,850 $170,357

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

Libertyville Public Libraries

Library
Cook Mem. P.l.d.
413 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.
Libertyville, Illinois
(847) 362-2330

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Libertyville Hospitals

CONDELL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
801 S MILWAUKEE AVE
(847) 990-5200
Emergency Service: Yes

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LIBERTYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
708 W PARK AVE
847-327-7000
Serves 1,800 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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