What is the current population of Gurnee?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Gurnee is 30,521. Gurnee, Illinois is the 1,293rd largest city in the US.

Gurnee Geography [top]

What county is Gurnee, Illinois in?

Gurnee is located entirely in Lake County.

What is the size of Gurnee, Illinois in square miles?

Gurnee has an area of 13.5 square miles.

Gurnee Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Gurnee?

The peak population of Gurnee was in 2010, when its population was 31,295. In 2010, Gurnee was the 1,144th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,293rd largest city in the US. Gurnee is currently 2.5% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Gurnee growing?

Gurnee has grown 5.4% since the 2000. Gurnee, Illinois's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Gurnee, Illinois?

Gurnee has a population density of 2,318.7 people per square mile.

Gurnee Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Gurnee, Illinois?

The total voting age population of Gurnee, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 22,552. The voting age population is 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.7% of the residents of Gurnee are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Gurnee, Illinois?

The racial demographics of Gurnee are 72.7% White, 11.6% Asian, 7.9% Black, 3.9% Two or more races, 3.2% Other and 0.7% American Indian. Additionally, 14.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois residents are below the poverty line?

In Gurnee, 5.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 4.8%. On a per-household basis, 3.8% of families are below the poverty line in Gurnee.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 73.1% of Gurnee residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Gurnee, Illinois residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 95.2% of Gurnee residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 50.6% have a bachelor's degree and 20.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Gurnee residents aged 5 and older, 22.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 6.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.6% speak an Asian language.

Gurnee Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Gurnee, Illinois?

The unemployment rate in Gurnee is 4.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois residents work for the government?

In Gurnee, 13.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Gurnee, Illinois?

The median household income in Gurnee is $96,104.

Gurnee Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Gurnee, Illinois?

In Gurnee, 68.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Gurnee, Illinois?

Renters occupy 31.2% of housing units in Gurnee.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Gurnee, 2.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Gurnee, Illinois housing units were built after 2000?

In Gurnee, 12.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Gurnee, Illinois?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gurnee is $1,210.

What percentage of households in Gurnee, Illinois have broadband internet?

In Gurnee, 90.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Gurnee Population By Year

Population Graph For Gurnee
Year Population Rank in US
2021 30,521 1,293
2020 30,682 1,283
2019 30,378 1,264
2018 30,576 1,248
2017 30,767 1,236
2016 30,957 1,219
2015 31,056 1,200
2014 31,207 1,191
2013 31,284 1,178
2012 31,273 1,158
2011 31,290 1,147
2010 31,295 1,144
2000 28,954 1,100
1990 13,838 1,899

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
1283 Santa Paula, California 30,759 6.9%
1284 SeaTac, Washington 30,759 20.8%
1285 Westfield, New Jersey 30,754 3.6%
1286 Los Altos, California 30,700 9.2%
1287 Hopkinsville, Kentucky 30,683 1.6%
1288 La Verne, California 30,680 -3.2%
1289 Sanford, North Carolina 30,678 30.7%
1290 Bowling Green, Ohio 30,677 3.4%
1291 Fitchburg, Wisconsin 30,674 48.7%
1292 Lathrop, California 30,659 173.7%
1293 Gurnee, Illinois 30,521 5.4%
1294 Lawrenceville, Georgia 30,516 32.6%
1295 Middletown, New York 30,452 20.0%
1296 North Tonawanda, New York 30,409 -8.3%
1297 Miami Lakes, Florida 30,388 34.0%
1298 Liberty, Missouri 30,377 15.2%
1299 McDonough, Georgia 30,356 256.5%
1300 Niles, Illinois 30,345 1.0%
1301 Fridley, Minnesota 30,313 10.3%
1302 Banning, California 30,273 27.9%
1303 Highland Park, Illinois 30,177 -0.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
654 Des Plaines 59,459 4.1%
684 Orland Park 57,850 12.5%
695 Oak Lawn 57,013 3.2%
703 Berwyn 55,772 3.3%
712 Mount Prospect 55,541 -1.1%
726 Tinley Park 54,864 11.4%
745 Normal 53,594 17.4%
749 Oak Park 53,224 1.3%
753 Wheaton 53,126 -4.3%
776 Hoffman Estates 51,350 3.3%
806 Downers Grove 49,654 0.0%
832 Glenview 47,856 10.8%
873 Plainfield 45,398 230.2%
876 Elmhurst 45,326 5.2%
905 Lombard 43,891 2.9%
930 Buffalo Grove 42,794 -1.1%
943 Moline 42,418 -3.5%
950 Belleville 41,751 -1.4%
975 Bartlett 40,539 10.0%
976 DeKalb 40,486 3.2%
977 Romeoville 40,469 83.2%
979 Crystal Lake 40,411 5.3%
1010 Carol Stream 39,333 -2.8%
1014 Quincy 39,131 -3.8%
1025 Park Ridge 38,810 2.7%
1029 Urbana 38,681 2.2%
1031 Streamwood 38,651 5.5%
1034 Wheeling 38,499 6.1%
1056 Carpentersville 37,598 20.7%
1079 Hanover Park 36,774 -3.9%
1082 Rock Island 36,636 -7.5%
1126 Addison 35,353 -2.9%
1129 Oswego 35,316 154.1%
1133 Calumet City 35,159 -9.9%
1152 Northbrook 34,587 3.1%
1173 Woodridge 33,826 8.6%
1194 St. Charles 33,009 16.8%
1207 Glendale Heights 32,796 2.5%
1220 O'Fallon 32,292 44.9%
1229 Elk Grove Village 32,066 -7.7%
1255 Mundelein 31,560 1.4%
1260 Pekin 31,448 -7.2%
1293 Gurnee 30,521 5.4%
1300 Niles 30,345 1.0%
1303 Highland Park 30,177 -0.4%
1308 North Chicago 30,029 -16.5%
1312 Algonquin 29,944 28.7%
1318 Galesburg 29,712 -11.8%
1350 Lake in the Hills 28,945 20.2%
1357 Burbank 28,789 3.1%
1358 Danville 28,787 -16.2%
1368 Glen Ellyn 28,533 4.7%
1371 Lansing 28,379 0.2%
1392 Huntley 28,008 350.4%
1411 Wilmette 27,587 0.0%
1417 Granite City 27,484 -13.9%
1418 New Lenox 27,477 49.5%
1424 McHenry 27,372 25.5%
1439 Round Lake Beach 27,081 3.5%
1447 Chicago Heights 26,905 -17.8%
1451 Oak Forest 26,793 -5.0%
1452 Vernon Hills 26,786 31.4%
1487 Lockport 26,118 66.2%
1490 Batavia 26,092 6.9%
1519 Woodstock 25,646 26.2%
1531 Alton 25,422 -16.5%
1534 West Chicago 25,370 6.2%
1543 Edwardsville 25,218 12.7%
1555 Belvidere 25,134 18.5%
1574 Morton Grove 24,712 10.2%
1590 Homer Glen 24,516 9.2%
1591 Zion 24,494 6.4%
1601 Collinsville 24,320 -2.5%
1607 Melrose Park 24,206 4.4%
1613 Westmont 24,150 -3.0%
1626 Elmwood Park 23,945 -5.6%
1629 Kankakee 23,922 -13.4%
1630 South Elgin 23,917 44.6%
1632 Lisle 23,887 5.6%
1639 Rolling Meadows 23,781 -3.5%
1646 Freeport 23,650 -10.4%
1663 Loves Park 23,293 14.5%
1672 Maywood 23,112 -14.2%
1691 Machesney Park 22,709 9.1%
1694 Roselle 22,660 -2.8%
1699 Yorkville 22,594 243.0%
1711 Bloomingdale 22,386 2.8%
1722 East Peoria 22,276 -1.7%
1734 Blue Island 22,005 -6.2%
1735 Villa Park 21,992 -1.5%
1749 Darien 21,751 -5.2%
1751 Carbondale 21,741 -17.1%
1778 Montgomery 21,310 280.2%
1781 Park Forest 21,261 -9.5%
1782 Geneva 21,247 7.4%
1794 East Moline 21,136 -1.5%
1795 Grayslake 21,121 12.7%
1801 South Holland 21,015 -5.4%
1805 Dolton 20,941 -18.1%
1839 Libertyville 20,500 -1.5%
1841 Frankfort 20,492 91.6%
1849 Crest Hill 20,293 48.7%
1881 Harvey 19,871 -33.6%
1884 Mokena 19,846 34.6%
1895 Lake Zurich 19,660 5.9%
1909 Evergreen Park 19,471 -6.3%
1932 Lake Forest 19,253 -4.5%
1944 Deerfield 19,079 2.9%
1949 Brookfield 19,054 0.0%
1953 Homewood 19,001 -2.7%
1966 Bourbonnais 18,854 22.8%
1980 Ottawa 18,749 1.0%
1991 Matteson 18,664 43.1%
1997 Round Lake 18,625 208.9%
1998 Alsip 18,601 -5.5%
1999 Sycamore 18,580 49.5%
2002 Bensenville 18,538 -10.6%
2013 North Aurora 18,350 67.4%
2015 Bellwood 18,331 -10.6%
2021 Franklin Park 18,298 -6.0%
2028 Shorewood 18,254 125.2%
2035 East St. Louis 18,195 -42.3%
2041 Palos Hills 18,117 2.5%
2059 Cary 17,848 14.4%
2064 Jacksonville 17,816 -10.8%
2069 Godfrey 17,729 5.5%
2086 Lemont 17,529 29.6%
2105 Charleston 17,347 -18.0%
2118 Hinsdale 17,273 -1.0%
2129 Morton 17,133 10.8%
2169 Mattoon 16,805 -7.8%
2174 Marion 16,742 3.2%
2177 Bridgeview 16,715 8.9%
2200 Westchester 16,492 -1.8%
2203 Fairview Heights 16,474 9.8%
2210 Country Club Hills 16,407 1.3%
2249 La Grange 15,978 2.4%
2251 Washington 15,978 36.1%
2284 Prospect Heights 15,691 -7.9%
2311 Dixon 15,380 -3.9%

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