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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 7,957
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 3,093
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,526
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,567

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,509
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,234
Median House Value $119,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 8.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
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
Station WAUKEGAN
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
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grayslake 21,117 $100,248
Hainesville 3,690 $100,469

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

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