Third Lake, Illinois

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Third Lake, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Third Lake People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Third Lake Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Third Lake Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Third Lake College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Third Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Third Lake Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Third Lake Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Third Lake, Illinois

Comparing Third Lake 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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Third Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60030
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.373
Longitude -88.01

Third Lake 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 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 20.3 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
Station RACINE
Distance 25.4 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
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Third Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,355 100%
Male 697 51.4%
Female 658 48.6%
Under 18 429 31.7%
18+ 926 68.3%
65+ 55 4.1%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.39
White 1,294 95.5%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 26 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 20 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 45 3.3%

Estimated Third Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,408
Growth 53
Growth % 3.9%

Third Lake 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
German 25.7%
Irish 16.3%
Polish 11.3%
US/American 6.1%
English 5.9%
Italian 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Norwegian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 2.3%
Swedish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Danish 1.1%
Serbian 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Third Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wildwood (60030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Third Lake 1,355 $101,850
Grayslake 18,506 $81,503
Hainesville 2,129 $73,828
Lindenhurst 12,539 $78,271
Old Mill Creek 251 $92,529
Round Lake Beach 25,859 $61,637
Round Lake Park 6,038 $48,369
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