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Overview

Introduction to Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles S of Kenosha, Wisconsin and 39 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Winthrop Harbor History

In 1883, J.H. Van Vlissingen planned to develop the present-day territory of Winthrop Harbor. However, the area was not platted until 1889, when the Winthrop Harbor and Dock Company purchased 2,000 acres of land in the area. The village was officially incorporated in 1901. Winthrop Harbor was primarily intended for industrial development, but it remained a rural and residential community throughout the 20th century.

Winthrop Harbor and nearby Attractions

  • North Point Marina
  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Kenosha Public Museum
  • Fort Hills Heritage Museum
  • Illinois Beach State Park

Things To Do In Winthrop Harbor

The North Point Marina is the largest marina on the Great Lakes and offers visitors a host of recreational facilities like charter fishing and swimming on its public beaches. It also features a 240-acre forest preserve. The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, the Kenosha Public Museum and the Fort Hills Heritage Museum are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. The Chain O'Lakes State Park and the Illinois Beach State Park are some of the other popular attractions close by.

Winthrop Harbor Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Winthrop Harbor Higher Education

Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Trinity International University are all located nearby.

People

Total Population 6,849
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,549
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,807
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,120
Median House Value $188,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0.7%
English 11.1%
Irish 15.1%

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

Winthrop Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Kenosha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60096
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.478
Longitude -87.823

Winthrop Harbor 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 KENOSHA
Distance 6.1 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 34.7 inches
Station WAUKEGAN
Distance 9.4 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 12.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beach Park 13,833 $71,225
Gurnee 31,136 $103,537

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

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