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Overview

Introduction to Lindenhurst, Illinois

Lindenhurst, Illinois, in Lake county, is 9 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 42 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Lindenhurst History

Lindenhurst grew out of the farm of a wealthy landowner, named Ernst E. Lehmann, in northern Illinois. The name Lindenhurst originally came from two rows of linden trees that were planted around the original farmhouse. The incorporation papers for Lindenhurst village were filed in November of 1956.

Lindenhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Potomac Lake
  • Game Escape
  • Engle Memorial Park
  • Lindenhurst Trinity United Church
  • Sand Lake Cemetery

Things To Do In Lindenhurst

The Engle Memorial park, Willow park, and Forest View park are ideal places to enjoy a quiet picnic or engage in recreational activities. Waterford and Potomac lakes provide good boating facilities. Game Escape is a theme park with an amusement center. One can also plan a trip to nearby museums like the Haines House Museum, the Volo Auto Museum, the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Lindenhurst Transportation

Kenosha Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Lindenhurst Higher Education

College of Lake County and Gateway Technical College provide higher education to the people of the village.

People

Total Population 14,414
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,241
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,643
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,272
Median House Value $203,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 18%

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

Lindenhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
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 42.41
Longitude -88.026

Lindenhurst 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 2.6 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 8.4 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 RACINE
Distance 23.5 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, Lindenhurst, 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
Grayslake 21,117 $100,248

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

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