Introduction to Park City, Illinois

Park City, Illinois, in Lake county, is 2 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois and 35 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. As of the year 2000 census, 6,637 people lived in Park City.

Park City History

Park City was officially incorporated in 1958. The city derives its name from the trailer parks where the majority of its residents reside. In 1839, the townships of Wauconda, Waukegan, Antioch and Avon, among others, were organized to form Lake County.

Park City and nearby Attractions

  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Fort Hill Heritage Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park

Things To Do In Park City

The Cuneo Museum & Gardens and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum showcase exhibits reflecting the area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Heatherridge Golf Club. The Deerfield Historic Village houses the Caspar Oft Log House, which was built in 1837 and is considered to be the oldest building in Lake County. Local parks include the Illinois Beach State Park and Chain O'Lakes State Park.

Park City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Park City Higher Education

The College of Lake County, Trinity International University and Gateway Technical College are all accessible from Park City.


Total Population 7,551
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 6.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,262
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,611
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,507


Median Family Income $39,498
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $752
Median House Value $23,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.8%
Irish 3%

Park City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60085
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.348
Longitude -87.884

Park City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.1 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 11 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 RACINE
Distance 24.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beach Park 13,851 $72,144
Green Oaks 3,844 $177,500
Gurnee 31,182 $101,615
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