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Overview

Introduction to North Chicago, Illinois

North Chicago, Illinois, in Lake county, is 2 miles S of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

North Chicago History

Industrial development in the present day city of North Chicago began around 1892 when a railroad depot was built in this area. In 1895, the area was incorporated as a village. In 1901, North Chicago was reincorporated as a city. The Great Lakes Naval Training Center was established in 1911. Apart from Eastern European immigrants, North Chicago is also inhabited by Latinos from Mexico and African American settlers from Arkansas and Alabama.

North Chicago and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Haines House Museum
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area
  • Fort Hill Heritage Museum
  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Things To Do In North Chicago

While staying in North Chicago, you can spend your leisure time at Constitution Park, Foss Park, Coles Park, and Boak Park. You can even plan a day trip to the Greenbelt County Forest Preserve. The North Chicago Public Library is also worth paying a visit to. In addition, the city offers a number of baseball fields, children's playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, golf courses, and several shopping areas. The Six Flags Great America is also close to the city.

North Chicago Transportation

Air transportation is available from Kenosha Regional Airport.

North Chicago Higher Education

Finch University of Health Science - Chicago Med School lies within the city limits. Trinity International University, Oakton Community College, and College of Lake County are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,023
Male Share of the Population58.5%
Female Share of the Population41.5%
Senior Citizens5.8%
Employed Population 16+17,916
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married29.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,385
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,485

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,600
% Above Poverty Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home12.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work36.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,128
Median House Value$106,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.7%
German10.4%
Irish6.8%
Polish3.4%
Italian3%
English2.5%
West Indian1.6%
Scottish1.3%
African1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Belizean0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Arab0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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North Chicago Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60064, 60088
Company Zip Codes60086
Phone Area Codes224, 847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.31
Approximate Longitude-87.85

North Chicago Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWAUKEGAN
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationRACINE
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 51 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Green Oaks3,832$185,125
Gurnee31,070$104,682
Lake Bluff5,758$161,344
Lake Forest18,881$200,625
Park City7,402$43,646

North Chicago Public Libraries

North Chicago Public Library
2100 ARGONNE DRIVE
North Chicago, Illinois
(847) 689-0125

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North Chicago Hospitals

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
(Government - Federal)
3001 Green Bay Rd
(847) 688-1900

North Chicago Public Schools

A J Katzenmaier Elem School
1829 Kennedy Dr
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6330
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Greenbay Elem School
2100 Green Bay Rd
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6303
Primary
Howard A Yeager Elem Sch
1811 Morrow Ave
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6306
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Howard A Yeager Elem Sch
1811 Morrow Ave
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6306
Neal Math Science Academy
1905 Argonne Dr
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6313
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
North Chicago Community High Sch
1717 17th St
ZIP: 60064
(847) 578-7400
High
Total Enrollment 770
North Elementary School
1210 Adams St
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-7345
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
South Elementary School
1812 Morrow Ave
ZIP: 60064
(847) 689-6306
Primary

North Chicago Private Schools

Daisys Resource Optional School
1919 Sherman Ave
ZIP: 60064
Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
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