Lake County, Illinois 

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Population

704,476

+1.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$77,873

Median Home Price

$239,100

Best Places to Live in Lake County, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Lake County, 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 Lake
 $1,275,000 
21893 N Tall Oaks Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 7 | 6370 SqFt
 $625,000 
743 Morningside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2799 SqFt
 $499,000 
13950 W Stiehr Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1747 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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Illinois
County: Lake County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Waukegan township, Waukegan, 72 total
Zip Codes: 60085, 60073, 60010, 60047, 60089, 60031, 60060, 60030, 60046, 60099, 28 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake County is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake County jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake County's cost of living is 1.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Lake County, 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
Lake County's population is 704,476 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake County is $239,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Lake County public schools spend $16,551 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.2 students per teacher in Lake County. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
60085, 60073, 60010, 60047, 60089, 60031, 60060, 60030, 60046, 60099, 28 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKE
$1,275,000
21893 N Tall Oaks Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 7

$625,000
743 Morningside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$499,000
13950 W Stiehr Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$245,000
41042 N Elime Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$245,000
149 Zelinger Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$699,900
26057 W Cuba Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 6

$235,900
3805 Phillip Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

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