Latest Data (2017)
Population 87,729
Nationwide Rank 377

Quick Facts

Waukegan, Illinois is the 377th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Waukegan, Illinois is a city.

Waukegan, Illinois is currently 1.5% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Waukegan, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Waukegan, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
367 Bellingham, Washington 89,045 31.3%
368 Norwalk, Connecticut 89,005 7.1%
369 Newton, Massachusetts 88,994 6.2%
370 Kirkland, Washington 88,630 96.8%
371 Sugar Land, Texas 88,485 36.3%
372 Reading, Pennsylvania 88,423 8.7%
373 Nashua, New Hampshire 88,341 1.7%
374 Fort Smith, Arkansas 88,037 9.0%
375 Citrus Heights, California 87,931 2.9%
376 Hawthorne, California 87,854 4.3%
377 Waukegan, Illinois 87,729 -0.7%
378 O'Fallon, Missouri 87,597 72.0%
379 Champaign, Illinois 87,432 24.0%
380 Ogden, Utah 87,031 12.2%
381 Whittier, California 86,838 3.5%
382 Redwood City, California 86,685 14.8%
383 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 86,668 77.3%
384 Clifton, New Jersey 86,607 9.5%
385 Palm Coast, Florida 86,516 160.6%
386 Newport Beach, California 86,160 9.0%
387 Duluth, Minnesota 86,066 -0.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
175 Joliet 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford 147,051 -3.1%
247 Springfield 114,868 2.3%
256 Peoria 112,883 -0.1%
258 Elgin 112,456 18.4%
377 Waukegan 87,729 -0.7%
379 Champaign 87,432 24.0%
409 Cicero 82,552 -3.4%
443 Bloomington 77,934 18.6%
467 Arlington Heights 75,634 -1.1%
469 Bolingbrook 75,201 32.0%
471 Evanston 74,756 0.8%
478 Schaumburg 74,184 -1.4%
492 Decatur 72,174 -11.8%
521 Palatine 68,644 3.4%
575 Skokie 63,978 0.9%
646 Orland Park 58,765 14.2%
649 Des Plaines 58,193 1.9%
665 Tinley Park 56,668 15.0%
675 Oak Lawn 56,087 1.5%
681 Berwyn 55,550 2.9%
705 Normal 54,284 18.9%
714 Mount Prospect 53,930 -4.0%
724 Wheaton 53,373 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 52,261 -0.4%
747 Hoffman Estates 51,567 3.7%
773 Downers Grove 49,540 -0.2%
813 Glenview 47,659 10.4%
830 Elmhurst 46,662 8.3%
871 Plainfield 43,926 219.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 87,729 377
2016 88,182 367
2015 88,475 359
2014 88,915 350
2013 88,826 348
2012 88,862 342
2011 88,984 337
2010 89,078 333
2009 90,622 320
2008 90,154 320
2007 90,103 310
2006 90,196 304
2005 89,853 300
2004 90,433 294
2003 90,724 291
2002 90,742 288
2001 89,520 287
2000 88,352 289
1990 69,621 336