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Overview

Introduction to Vernon Hills, Illinois

Vernon Hills, Illinois, in Lake county, is 8 miles N of Palatine, Illinois and 30 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Vernon Hills History

Vernon Hills was founded in 1851 as a 200 acre farm. Development was sluggish until a part of the land was bought in 1950 for the development of a golf course and a residential community. The area was named Vernon Hills around the same time. It was incorporated as a village in 1958. In 1971, an additional plot of land was annexed to Vernon Hills, where a huge commercial hub named Hawthorn Center was built. This helped facilitate rapid development of the area.

Vernon Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Vernon Hills Golf Course
  • Cuneo Museum
  • White Deer Run Golf Course
  • Westfield Hawthorn (formerly Hawthorn Center)
  • Aspen Park
  • Zanies Comedy Club

Things To Do In Vernon Hills

There are some excellent shopping and dining areas in the city. It also has several parks which provide all modern amenities. There are two well maintained golf courses in Vernon Hills as well. The city is also home to a number of lakes which are popular recreational spots.

Vernon Hills Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Vernon Hills Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at Trinity International University, College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College and Oakton Community College.

People

Total Population 25,768
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 13,286
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 59.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.7%
Median Earnings25+ $55,089
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,007
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,576

Wealth

Median Family Income $110,037
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $1,303
Median House Value $318,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 4%
Irish 8.8%

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

Vernon Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60061
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.219
Longitude -87.979

Vernon Hills 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 10.3 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 LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 15.5 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
Station ANTIOCH
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo Grove 41,591 $116,579
Hawthorn Woods 7,634 $155,192

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

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Vernon Hills High Schools

VERNON HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
145 N LAKEVIEW PKWY
847-932-2000
Serves 1,207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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