Introduction to Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein, Illinois, in Lake county, is 10 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Mundelein History

The Potowatami Indians were among the early inhabitants of this area. The settlement can be dated back to 1650 when these Indians carried out fur trading operations with the French. The European settlers arrived in this area in the early 1800s. Peter Shaddle is known to be the first settler in this region. Tradesmen came to this place in an attempt to flee from England's industrial depression. They later took up farming as an occupation but, in honor of their earlier professions, called the area "Mechanic's Grove". Later on, the name "Holcomb" was adopted and gradually a railway station and post office were established. February of 1909 saw the incorporation of the area under a new name, "Rockefeller." This place went through more name changes and finally began to be called "Mundelein" after George William Mundelein, the archbishop of Chicago.

Mundelein and nearby Attractions

  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Fremont Public Library
  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Loch Lomond
  • Pine Meadows Golf Course
  • Leo Leathers Park

Things To Do In Mundelein

The Deerfield Historic Village is near the village of Mundelein. This museum's campus has the early 19th century Caspar Ott Log House which is considered to be the oldest building in Lake County. Visitors interested in the cultural and historical background of the village can also take a trip to Cuneo Museum & Gardens, Fort Hill Heritage Museum, or visit the local public library. The Allanson Industrial Park and the Pine Meadows Golf Course are worth visiting. One can also visit Loch Lomond, a beautiful reservoir located in the village. In Addition, the parks offer a range of recreational facilities to be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Mundelein Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest airport.

Mundelein Higher Education

University of Saint Mary of the Lake is the local institute offering higher educational opportunities. Other colleges and universities close by include College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and Trinity International University.


Total Population 31,624
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 16,402
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,900
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,124


Median Family Income $85,354
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%


People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,151
Median House Value $218,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.8%
Irish 13.3%

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

Mundelein Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60060
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.263
Longitude -88.003

Mundelein Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.6 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 12.2 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 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hawthorn Woods 7,634 $155,192

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

Mundelein Public Libraries

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Mundelein High Schools

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Serves 2,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.4

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