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Overview

Introduction to Beach Park, Illinois

Beach Park, Illinois, in Lake county, is 4 miles N of Waukegan, Illinois, and 40 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area.

Beach Park History

The foundation stones for Beach Park were laid in 1908, when a train station opened in the vicinity. In 1928, the name was changed to Beach Station. In 1989 the village was officially incorporated.

Beach Park and nearby Attractions

  • Greenshire Golf Course
  • Biblical Bible Church
  • Bethel Park
  • North Chicago Public Library
  • Benton Greenwood Cemetery

Things To Do In Beach Park

Greenshire Golf Course provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing game. Bethel Park has plenty of greenery and recreational facilities.

Beach Park Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by the Kenosha Regional Airport.

Beach Park Higher Education

Gateway Technical College, College of Lake County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside provide higher education to the people of Beach Park.

People

Total Population 13,833
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,006
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,225
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,323
Median House Value $155,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 13%

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

Beach Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60083, 60087, 60099
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.422
Longitude -87.857

Beach 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 5.2 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 10.7 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 RACINE
Distance 19.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gurnee 31,136 $103,537

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

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