Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Introduction to Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Round Lake Beach, Illinois, in Lake county, is 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 25,859 residents in Round Lake Beach.

Round Lake Beach History

The residential development in Round Lake Beach was hastened when Chicago magazine publisher, Curtis Howe Springer, offered a home in Round Lake Beach as a contest prize. Moreover, during the Depression, homes in this village were offered at rock-bottom prices by developer L.B. Harris. The population gradually increased and Round Lake Beach was incorporated as a village in 1937.

Round Lake Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Round Lake Commons Shopping Center
  • Round Lake Country Club
  • Sunset Park

Things To Do In Round Lake Beach

While in Round Lake Beach, one can visit the nearby Deerfield Historic Village. The campus of this museum includes the Caspar Ott Log House which is an early 19th century house, considered to be the oldest building in Lake County. The village boasts of a number of parks including East End Park, Sunset Park, Gateway Park, and Lakefront Park. The Round Lake Commons Shopping Center, Mallard Creek Shopping Center, and Eagle Creek Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment facilities for visitors.

Round Lake Beach Transportation

Kenosha Regional Airport is nearby.

Round Lake Beach Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at College of Lake County, Mchenry County College, and William Rainey Harper College.

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 9% Round Lake Beach Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Comparing Round Lake Beach 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 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 3 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 5
People Living Alone 1 1

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Round Lake Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60073
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.371
Longitude -88.09

Round Lake Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 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 10.7 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 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
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Round Lake Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 25,859 100%
Male 13,044 50.4%
Female 12,815 49.6%
Under 18 9,045 35%
18+ 16,814 65%
65+ 1,191 4.6%
Median Age 28.5
Average Family Size 3.83
White 19,227 74.4%
African-American 792 3.1%
Asian 534 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 161 0.6%
Other 4,387 17%
Mixed Race 747 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8,084 31.3%

Estimated Round Lake Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 28,253
Growth 2,394
Growth % 9.3%

Round Lake Beach 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) 39.5%
German 18.4%
Irish 8%
Polish 7.8%
US/American 5.8%
Italian 4.2%
English 3.7%
Norwegian 1.9%
Swedish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
British 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Round Lake Beach 25,859 $61,637
Grayslake 18,506 $81,503
Hainesville 2,129 $73,828
Lake Villa 5,864 $75,078
Round Lake 5,842 $61,277
Round Lake Heights 1,347 $60,000
Round Lake Park 6,038 $48,369

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(847) 546-0043
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