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Overview

Introduction to Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Round Lake Beach, Illinois, in Lake county, is 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Round Lake Beach History

The residential development in Round Lake Beach was hastened when Chicago magazine publisher, Curtis Howe Springer, offered a home in Round Lake Beach as a contest prize. Moreover, during the Depression, homes in this village were offered at rock-bottom prices by developer L.B. Harris. The population gradually increased and Round Lake Beach was incorporated as a village in 1937.

Round Lake Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Round Lake Commons Shopping Center
  • Round Lake Country Club
  • Sunset Park

Things To Do In Round Lake Beach

While in Round Lake Beach, one can visit the nearby Deerfield Historic Village. The campus of this museum includes the Caspar Ott Log House which is an early 19th century house, considered to be the oldest building in Lake County. The village boasts of a number of parks including East End Park, Sunset Park, Gateway Park, and Lakefront Park. The Round Lake Commons Shopping Center, Mallard Creek Shopping Center, and Eagle Creek Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment facilities for visitors.

Round Lake Beach Transportation

Kenosha Regional Airport is nearby.

Round Lake Beach Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at College of Lake County, Mchenry County College, and William Rainey Harper College.

People

Total Population 27,966
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 7.5%
Employed Population 16+ 13,393
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,438
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,343
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,283

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,266
% Above Poverty Level 85.6%
% Below Poverty Level 14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,114
Median House Value $123,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.2%
Irish 10.8%

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

Round Lake Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 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 42.371
Longitude -88.09

Round Lake Beach 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 4.4 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 22.8 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/.

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