Gurnee Population By Year

Population Graph For Gurnee, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 30,193 1,321 -0.5%
2022 30,339 1,304 -0.6%
2021 30,521 1,293 -0.5%
2020 30,682 1,283 -0.2%
2010 31,295 1,144 0.8%
2000 28,954 1,100 7.7%
1990 13,838 1,899

Gurnee Population Facts

What is the current population of Gurnee?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Gurnee is 30,193. Gurnee, Illinois is the 1,321st largest city in the US.

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.

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 1,321st largest city in the US. Gurnee is currently 3.5% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Gurnee growing?

Gurnee has grown 4.2% since the 2000. Gurnee, Illinois's growth is below average. 60% 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.

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
1256 O'Fallon 31,968 43.5%
1267 Mundelein 31,790 2.1%
1282 Elk Grove Village 31,350 -9.7%
1289 Pekin 31,126 -8.1%
1309 North Chicago 30,416 -15.4%
1316 Highland Park 30,272 -0.1%
1321 Gurnee 30,193 4.2%
1326 Algonquin 30,134 29.6%
1345 Niles 29,513 -1.7%
1358 Galesburg 29,130 -13.6%
1374 Lake in the Hills 28,661 19.0%
1387 Glen Ellyn 28,347 4.0%
1391 Huntley 28,269 354.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
1315 Princeton, New Jersey 30,289 123.4%
1316 Highland Park, Illinois 30,272 -0.1%
1317 Enterprise, Alabama 30,271 43.0%
1318 Laguna Hills, California 30,243 -5.5%
1319 Statesville, North Carolina 30,220 28.4%
1320 Clayton, North Carolina 30,216 251.5%
1321 Gurnee, Illinois 30,193 4.2%
1322 Newark, Delaware 30,169 2.7%
1323 Fridley, Minnesota 30,156 9.7%
1324 Lawndale, California 30,155 -5.0%
1325 Middletown, New York 30,152 18.8%
1326 Algonquin, Illinois 30,134 29.6%
1327 Magna metro township, Utah 30,087

Gurnee Demographics

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

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

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.


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