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Overview

Introduction to Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles S of Kenosha, Wisconsin and 39 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Winthrop Harbor History

In 1883, J.H. Van Vlissingen planned to develop the present-day territory of Winthrop Harbor. However, the area was not platted until 1889, when the Winthrop Harbor and Dock Company purchased 2,000 acres of land in the area. The village was officially incorporated in 1901. Winthrop Harbor was primarily intended for industrial development, but it remained a rural and residential community throughout the 20th century.

Winthrop Harbor and nearby Attractions

  • North Point Marina
  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Kenosha Public Museum
  • Fort Hills Heritage Museum
  • Illinois Beach State Park

Things To Do In Winthrop Harbor

The North Point Marina is the largest marina on the Great Lakes and offers visitors a host of recreational facilities like charter fishing and swimming on its public beaches. It also features a 240-acre forest preserve. The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, the Kenosha Public Museum and the Fort Hills Heritage Museum are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. The Chain O'Lakes State Park and the Illinois Beach State Park are some of the other popular attractions close by.

Winthrop Harbor Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Winthrop Harbor Higher Education

Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Trinity International University are all located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,832
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+3,514
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$46,121
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,652

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,948
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21%
Median Gross Rent$1,083
Median House Value$190,500

Ancestry

German32.4%
Irish15.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
English10.1%
Italian9.6%
Polish7.7%
French Except Basque4.7%
Swedish3.5%
Norwegian2.8%
Austrian2.6%
Welsh2.3%
Dutch2.1%
Danishn2%
Scottish1.9%
Finnish1.5%
Slovene1.2%
Czech0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Croatian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Serbian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Arab0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Winthrop Harbor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60096
Phone Area Codes224
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.47
Approximate Longitude-87.82

Winthrop Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKENOSHA
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 51 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance9.4 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
Distance12.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beach Park13,788$70,689
Gurnee31,070$104,682
Old Mill Creek180$100,104

Winthrop Harbor Public Schools

North Prairie Jr High
500 North Ave
ZIP: 60096
(847) 731-3089
Middle
Total Enrollment 264
Westfield School
2309 9th St
ZIP: 60096
(847) 872-5438
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
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