Mundelein, Illinois

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Mundelein, Illinois

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. As of the year 2000 census, 30,935 people lived in Mundelein.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Mundelein Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mundelein College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mundelein Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mundelein Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mundelein Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mundelein Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Mundelein, Illinois

Comparing Mundelein 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Age of the Population 3 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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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
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Mundelein Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 30,935 100%
Male 15,812 51.1%
Female 15,123 48.9%
Under 18 9,715 31.4%
18+ 21,220 68.6%
65+ 1,924 6.2%
Median Age 31.7
Average Family Size 3.52
White 24,340 78.7%
African-American 494 1.6%
Asian 2,041 6.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 87 0.3%
Other 3,298 10.7%
Mixed Race 652 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7,487 24.2%

Estimated Mundelein Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 32,774
Growth 1,839
Growth % 5.9%

Mundelein 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 34%
German 17.4%
Irish 9.3%
Polish 8.4%
Italian 7%
English 3.3%
US/American 3.2%
Swedish 1.8%
Russian 1.6%
Norwegian 1.5%
Dutch 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mundelein 30,935 $75,083
Hawthorn Woods 6,002 $134,034
Indian Creek 194 $90,723
Libertyville 20,742 $103,573
Long Grove 6,735 $153,996
Mettawa 367 $153,129
Vernon Hills 20,120 $83,806

Mundelein Public Libraries

Fremont P.l.
Mundelein, Illinois
(847) 566-8702
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(As of 2005)
Long Medows Commons
1174 W Maple St.
Super Target Mundelein ST-1912
3100 W. Route 60
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Mundelein High Schools (2004)

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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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