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Waukegan city, Illinois

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Waukegan city, Illinois
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 86,075
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 86,075
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 89,115
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 89,078
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,086
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 30.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 46.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $132,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,442
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $590
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $960
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 29,441
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.89
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 54.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 75.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 17.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 117,462
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 352,222
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,775,268
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,089,524
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,105,479
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,440
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,803
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $22,767
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 5,124
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,415
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,131
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,127
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,768
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 383
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,472
Population per square mile, 2010 3,762.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 23.67
FIPS Code 1779293
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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