Waukegan, Illinois 

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Population

87,999

-1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$45,983

Median Home Price

$128,500

Best Places to Live in Waukegan, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Waukegan, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Waukegan
 $89,000 
2625 Sunset Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 768 SqFt
 $154,900 
1102 New York St
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 860 SqFt
 $138,500 
3309 Newcastle Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1081 SqFt

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.


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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 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waukegan jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waukegan's cost of living is 15.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Waukegan's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Waukegan, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lake county voted Democratic in the three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Waukegan's population is 87,999 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waukegan is $128,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.8%. 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. More Education


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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

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NEW LISTINGS IN WAUKEGAN
$89,000
2625 Sunset Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$154,900
1102 New York St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$138,500
3309 Newcastle Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$175,000
10035 W Bairstow Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$150,000
2132 Linden Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$149,900
2108 Harding Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$95,000
2511 Dakota Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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