What is the current population of Waukegan?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Waukegan is 86,075. Waukegan, Illinois is the 390th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Waukegan?

The peak population of Waukegan was in 2010, when its population was 89,078. In 2010, Waukegan was the 333rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 390th largest city in the US. Waukegan is currently 3.4% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Waukegan shrinking?

Waukegan has shrunk 2.5% since the year 2000. Waukegan, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Waukegan, Illinois in?

Waukegan is located entirely in Lake County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 86,075 390
2018 86,792 385
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
380 Newton, Massachusetts 88,414 5.5%
381 Reading, Pennsylvania 88,375 8.6%
382 Avondale, Arizona 87,931 136.0%
383 Fort Smith, Arkansas 87,891 8.9%
384 Citrus Heights, California 87,796 2.8%
385 Ogden, Utah 87,773 13.1%
386 Fayetteville, Arkansas 87,590 47.4%
387 Fort Myers, Florida 87,103 67.5%
388 Goodyear, Arizona 86,840 342.2%
389 Bryan, Texas 86,276 30.8%
390 Waukegan, Illinois 86,075 -2.5%
391 Hawthorne, California 86,068 2.2%
392 Redwood City, California 85,925 13.8%
393 Hoover, Alabama 85,768 35.3%
394 Bloomington, Indiana 85,755 20.6%
395 Duluth, Minnesota 85,618 -0.7%
396 Lake Forest, California 85,531 12.4%
397 Hemet, California 85,334 43.6%
398 Whittier, California 85,098 1.5%
399 Clifton, New Jersey 85,052 7.5%
400 Largo, Florida 84,948 13.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
175 Naperville 148,449 14.7%
177 Joliet 147,344 36.1%
180 Rockford 145,609 -4.0%
256 Springfield 114,230 1.7%
271 Elgin 110,849 16.7%
273 Peoria 110,417 -2.3%
375 Champaign 88,909 26.1%
390 Waukegan 86,075 -2.5%
432 Cicero 80,796 -5.4%
457 Bloomington 77,330 17.7%
480 Arlington Heights 74,760 -2.2%
481 Bolingbrook 74,545 30.8%
489 Evanston 73,473 -0.9%
491 Schaumburg 72,887 -3.2%
511 Decatur 70,746 -13.6%
546 Palatine 67,482 1.7%
602 Skokie 62,700 -1.0%
648 Des Plaines 58,899 3.1%
668 Orland Park 57,857 12.5%
687 Tinley Park 55,773 13.2%
702 Oak Lawn 55,022 -0.3%
713 Normal 54,469 19.3%
715 Berwyn 54,391 0.7%
726 Mount Prospect 53,719 -4.4%
743 Wheaton 52,745 -5.0%
749 Oak Park 52,381 -0.2%
768 Hoffman Estates 50,932 2.4%
797 Downers Grove 49,057 -1.2%
832 Glenview 47,308 9.5%
838 Elmhurst 46,746 8.4%
870 Plainfield 44,308 222.3%
871 Lombard 44,303 3.8%

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