Waukegan, Illinois 

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National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Waukegan
Zip Codes: 60085 60087
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Waukegan is 5.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waukegan jobs have increased by 1.36%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waukegan's cost of living is 7.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Waukegan's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Waukegan's population is 88,475 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.50%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waukegan is $101,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -35.91%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Waukegan public schools spend $13,823 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Waukegan. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Waukegan

It's a good time to buy in Waukegan. Home Appreciation is up 8.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Waukegan Real Estate.

The median home price in Waukegan is $101,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Waukegan    2 Reviews
Waukegan, Illinois - 11/2/2013
We're looking for a moderate climate. Waukegan is on Lake Michigan and could have a dynamic vibrant downtown but it doesn't. Great master plan if somehow Waukegan can... (Read More)

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Up and coming city - 1/22/2008
I have been living in north east waukegan for 12 years and I am excited by the recent surge of growth in the downtown area. Thanks to the Genesee theater, there are... (Read More)


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60085 60087