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Overview

Introduction to Lake Villa, Illinois

Lake Villa, Illinois, in Lake county, is 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 43 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lake Villa History

Lake Villa was first settled in the early 1800s. It was a resort town and attracted many affluent tourists from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. E. J. Lehmann, commonly known as the "Merchant Prince of State Street," was instrumental in the development of the town by bringing railroads to the area. He also established the first resort hotel in the town. Lake Villa was officially incorporated in 1901. It was known as the Lake Geneva of America during the 19th century.

Lake Villa and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Great America Amusement Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Antioch Fine Arts Gallery
  • Art Works Children Museum
  • Shagbark Park

Things To Do In Lake Villa

The Six Flags Great America Amusement Park and Hurricane Harbor are each accessible from Lake Villa and offer various recreational opportunities. More local parks include the Moraine Hills State Park, the Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park and the Volo Bog State Natural Area. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Renwood Golf Course or at the Hickory Knoll Golf Course.

Lake Villa Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Lake Villa Higher Education

Colleges and universities nearby include the College of Lake County, Gateway Technical College, McHenry County College and Trinity International University.

People

Total Population 8,878
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 9.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,089
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 62%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,104
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $969
Median House Value $233,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.8%
US/American 0.6%
English 8.3%
Irish 17%

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

Lake Villa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60046
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.416
Longitude -88.073

Lake Villa 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 LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 1.2 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 10.8 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
Station RACINE
Distance 24.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chesney Shores (60046)

West Miltmore (60046)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antioch 14,386 $91,961

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

Lake Villa Public Libraries

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Lake Villa P.l.d.
1001 E. GRAND AJVE.
Lake Villa, Illinois
(847) 356-7711
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Lake Villa High Schools

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ALLENDALE SCHOOL
PO BOX 1088
847-356-3334
A Special Education School
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

GATEWAY SCHOOL
PO BOX 187
847-356-8292
A Special Education School
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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