Round Lake Park, Illinois

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Round Lake Park, Illinois

Introduction to Round Lake Park, Illinois

Round Lake Park, Illinois, in Lake county, is 11 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village’s population is 6,038.

Round Lake Park History

Acres of corn and soybeans were originally grown in the area around Round Lake Park. Residents of Chicago used the area as a summer vacation spot, and its is now a thriving community with a diverse population.

Round Lake Park and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Hill Heritage Museum
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Kenilworth Assembly Hall

Things To Do In Round Lake Park

Local museums and historical sites include the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum, the Kenosha Public Museum, the Deerfield Historic Village and the Ward W. Willits House. Local parks include Big Foot Beach State Park, the Chain O'Lakes State Park and the Illinois Beach State Park. The Chicago Botanic Garden is nearby as well.

Round Lake Park Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Round Lake Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Carthage College and the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago.

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 14% Round Lake Park Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Round Lake Park, Illinois

Comparing Round Lake Park 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 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 6
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Round Lake Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 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 42.356
Longitude -88.076

Round Lake Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 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 9.9 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 21.6 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 Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,038 100%
Male 3,027 50.1%
Female 3,011 49.9%
Under 18 1,679 27.8%
18+ 4,359 72.2%
65+ 1,029 17%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.29
White 4,905 81.2%
African-American 104 1.7%
Asian 33 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.4%
Other 817 13.5%
Mixed Race 156 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,584 26.2%

Estimated Round Lake Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,224
Growth 186
Growth % 3.1%

Round Lake Park 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) 27.6%
German 21.4%
Irish 9.8%
Polish 7.7%
US/American 7.7%
English 5.2%
Italian 5.1%
Swedish 3.1%
Norwegian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Czech 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Round Lake Park 6,038 $48,369
Grayslake 18,506 $81,503
Hainesville 2,129 $73,828
Round Lake 5,842 $61,277
Round Lake Beach 25,859 $61,637
Round Lake Heights 1,347 $60,000
Third Lake 1,355 $101,850
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