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Overview

Introduction to Round Lake, Illinois

Round Lake, Illinois is 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois and 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

Round Lake History

Round Lake is located in Lake County, which was originally a part of McHenry County. It separated in 1839 to form a new county. Round Lake is also a part of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. The village gets its name from the nearby lake.

Round Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Viking Park
  • Prairie Point Park
  • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Lakes Bowl Family Recreation Center
  • Lake County Discovery Museum

Things To Do In Round Lake

The Six Flags Amusement Park and the Lakes Bowl Family Recreation Center are both accessible from Round Lake. Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Volo Bog State Natural Area and the Illinois Beach State Park. The Ward W. Willits House, the Deerfield Historic Village and the Volo Illinois Auto Museum are all nearby as well.

Round Lake Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Round Lake Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the College of Lake County, McHenry County College, William Rainey Harper College and Trinity International College.

People

Total Population 18,446
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 5.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,755
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $43,878
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,628
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,169
Median House Value $171,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.3%
US/American 1.1%
English 5.3%
Irish 10.1%

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

Round Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60073
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.353
Longitude -88.093

Round Lake 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 5.7 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 10.7 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grayslake 21,117 $100,248
Hainesville 3,690 $100,469

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

Round Lake Public Libraries

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Round Lake, Illinois
(847) 546-7060

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Round Lake High Schools

ROUND LAKE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
800 HIGH SCHOOL DR
847-270-9300
Serves 1,510 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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