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Waukegan, IL
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Waukegan profile


Living in Waukegan



Waukegan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 87,976 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Waukegan is the ninth largest community in Illinois.

Also of interest is that Waukegan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Waukegan who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.64% of the adults in Waukegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waukegan in 2018 was $26,834, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,336 for a family of four. However, Waukegan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waukegan is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukegan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Waukegan, accounting for 53.36% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Waukegan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waukegan include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

In addition, Waukegan has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.17%).

The most common language spoken in Waukegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.