Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Waukegan is 88,614. Waukegan, Illinois is the 389th largest city in the US.
Waukegan is located entirely in Lake County.
The peak population of Waukegan was in 2020, when its population was 89,158. In 2020, Waukegan was the 384th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 389th largest city in the US. Waukegan is currently 0.6% smaller than it was in 2020.
Waukegan has grown 0.2% since the 2000. Waukegan, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Waukegan, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 45,756. The voting age population is 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 9.5% of the residents of Waukegan are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Waukegan are 51.0% White, 21.9% Other, 17.4% Black, 5.2% Asian, 3.9% Two or more races and 0.6% American Indian. Additionally, 55.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Waukegan, 17.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.0%. On a per-household basis, 15.7% of families are below the poverty line in Waukegan.
Among those aged 16 and older, 69.3% of Waukegan residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 75.2% of Waukegan residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.4% have a bachelor's degree and 6.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Waukegan residents aged 5 and older, 54.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 48.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Waukegan is 7.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Waukegan, 9.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Waukegan is $49,803.
In Waukegan, 46.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 53.5% of housing units in Waukegan.
Of all the housing units in Waukegan, 18.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Waukegan, 7.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Waukegan is $960.
In Waukegan, 83.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|382||Fort Smith, Arkansas||89,576||11.0%|
|383||Clifton, New Jersey||89,367||13.0%|
|387||San Leandro, California||88,868||11.4%|
|388||Greenville, North Carolina||88,728||41.3%|
|391||Santa Barbara, California||88,255||-1.4%|
|392||Santa Fe, New Mexico||88,193||39.3%|
|395||Citrus Heights, California||87,402||2.3%|
|396||San Ramon, California||86,947||93.5%|
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