Lindenhurst, Illinois

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Lindenhurst, Illinois

Introduction to Lindenhurst, Illinois

Lindenhurst, Illinois, in Lake county, is 9 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 42 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,539 people in Lindenhurst.

Lindenhurst History

Lindenhurst grew out of the farm of a wealthy landowner, named Ernst E. Lehmann, in northern Illinois. The name Lindenhurst originally came from two rows of linden trees that were planted around the original farmhouse. The incorporation papers for Lindenhurst village were filed in November of 1956.

Lindenhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Potomac Lake
  • Game Escape
  • Engle Memorial Park
  • Lindenhurst Trinity United Church
  • Sand Lake Cemetery

Things To Do In Lindenhurst

The Engle Memorial park, Willow park, and Forest View park are ideal places to enjoy a quiet picnic or engage in recreational activities. Waterford and Potomac lakes provide good boating facilities. Game Escape is a theme park with an amusement center. One can also plan a trip to nearby museums like the Haines House Museum, the Volo Auto Museum, the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Lindenhurst Transportation

Kenosha Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Lindenhurst Higher Education

College of Lake County and Gateway Technical College provide higher education to the people of the village.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Lindenhurst Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lindenhurst People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 11% Lindenhurst College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lindenhurst Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lindenhurst, Illinois

Comparing Lindenhurst 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 8
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Lindenhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60046
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.41
Longitude -88.026

Lindenhurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 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
Distance 8.4 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 RACINE
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Lindenhurst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,539 100%
Male 6,188 49.4%
Female 6,351 50.6%
Under 18 3,804 30.3%
18+ 8,735 69.7%
65+ 839 6.7%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.27
White 11,640 92.8%
African-American 184 1.5%
Asian 377 3%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.2%
Other 165 1.3%
Mixed Race 153 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 508 4.1%

Estimated Lindenhurst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,403
Growth 1,864
Growth % 14.9%

Lindenhurst 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 25.9%
Irish 11.8%
Polish 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
English 6.1%
Italian 5.6%
US/American 5.4%
Swedish 2.7%
Norwegian 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Greek 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Danish 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Russian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Slovene 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chesney Shores (60046)
West Miltmore (60046)

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)
Lindenhurst 12,539 $78,271
Grayslake 18,506 $81,503
Lake Villa 5,864 $75,078
Old Mill Creek 251 $92,529
Round Lake Beach 25,859 $61,637
Round Lake Park 6,038 $48,369
Third Lake 1,355 $101,850
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