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Waukegan, IL

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Waukegan's Livability

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About Waukegan, IL

Waukegan, IL is located in Lake County in the state of Illinois.

The total City Population for Waukegan is about 89,751 with about 1,389 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $146,561, which is roughly 0% lower than the Average Home Value of $146,763 for the state of Illinois, and roughly 22% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $58,844, which is roughly 5% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $61,980 for the state of Illinois, and roughly 2% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Waukegan Population 89,751
Average Home Value $146,561
Median Household Income $58,844
Median Age 34.2
Unemployment Rate 6.4%
Politics 61.06% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.42
Male Population Estimate: 50.6%
Female Population Estimate: 49.4%
Median Age: 34.2
Male Median Age: 24.8
Female Median Age: 25.6

Racial Demographic Estimates

Hispanic:53.4%
White:36.9%
Other:23.9%
Black:18.8%
Asian:6.6%
Indian:1%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Lake County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
J. B. Pritzker
State governor
J. B. Pritzker
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 61.06%
Republican: 36.98%
Libertarian: 1.24%
Green: 0.43%
Other: 0.28%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Waukegan specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Lake County: About 2.84782 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lake County: About 154.199 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Lake County is about 28% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 46% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Waukegan is about 6.4%.

Illinois is ranked #10 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 70.95 out of 100.

10th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 61.76

The average living wage for the state of Illinois is $32.53/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Illinois a minimum wage score of 62.16 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.60/hr, which gives Illinois a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 48.44 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Illinois is $232.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 54.57 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Illinois does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Illinois does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Illinois does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Illinois does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Illinois does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Illinois does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Illinois does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Illinois does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Illinois does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Illinois does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Illinois does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Illinois does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Illinois does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
Illinois does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Illinois does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Illinois does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Illinois does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Illinois does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Illinois does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Illinois does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 60048, 60079, 60085, 60087 (4 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 42.369800
Longitude: -87.871600
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 686.4 ft.
Area Code(s): 224, 847