Wadsworth, Illinois

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Wadsworth, Illinois

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High Points

Wadsworth 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 Wadsworth People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wadsworth Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Wadsworth Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Wadsworth Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wadsworth College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Wadsworth Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Wadsworth, Illinois

Comparing Wadsworth 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 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


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
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4


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

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Wadsworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60083
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.428
Longitude -87.923

Wadsworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 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 7.3 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 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Wadsworth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,083 100%
Male 1,556 50.5%
Female 1,527 49.5%
Under 18 857 27.8%
18+ 2,226 72.2%
65+ 252 8.2%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.24
White 2,902 94.1%
African-American 53 1.7%
Asian 32 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 32 1%
Mixed Race 60 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 109 3.5%

Estimated Wadsworth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,651
Growth 568
Growth % 18.4%

Wadsworth 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 26%
Irish 9%
Polish 8.5%
English 8.1%
Italian 7.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Finnish 3.9%
Scottish 3.9%
Swedish 3%
US/American 2.8%
Greek 2.3%
Danish 2.1%
Norwegian 2.1%
Lithuanian 1.7%
Slovene 1.5%
Northern European 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Yugoslavian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wadsworth 3,083 $92,060
Beach Park 10,072 $65,064
Gurnee 28,834 $88,932
Lindenhurst 12,539 $78,271
Old Mill Creek 251 $92,529
Third Lake 1,355 $101,850
Zion 22,866 $50,378
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