Libertyville (Illinois)

Lake County


Libertyville is a municipality ( with a status of "Village" ) in Lake County in the northeast of the U.S. State of Illinois and an affluent suburb of Chicago. In the census in 2010 had 20,315 inhabitants Libertyville.

Libertyville is located in the north of the Chicago metropolitan area.

  • 6.1 Music
  • 6.2 Sports
  • 7.1 Parks and Lakes
  • 7.2 library


Libertyville is located approximately 8 km west of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago is approximately 60 km in a south-southeast direction. The Des Plaines River flows through Libertyville.

Surrounding villages

  • Direct neighbors: Mundelein
  • Green Oaks (Illinois )
  • Mettawa (Illinois )
  • Rondout (Illinois )
  • Gurnee (Illinois )
  • Grayslake (Illinois )
  • Vernon Hills (Illinois )
  • Waukegan
  • Lake Forest (Illinois )


Libertyville was chosen by in 2007 to 52.besten living space.


In the field of Libertyville settled until August 1829, the Potawatomi Indians. This had to sell the land to the U.S. government because of economic problems; then the price was $ 12,000, and $ 12,000 property or 50 barrels of salt annually.

According to the contract, the Potawatomi left the country in mid -1830s. In 1835, the first non- indigenous inhabitants, George Vardin could settle in later Libertyville. Vardin to have been an educated English immigrant, who lived with his wife and daughter in a cabin. At this point today is part of Cook Park. The village was named after Vardin Vardin 's Grove.

During the 60- year anniversary of the Independence of the United States in 1836, the city renamed in Independence Gove. The following year, the first physician and the first lawyer of the city started to serve. For this it was necessary that infrastructure was built and so, a post office, whereby a further name change had to be done. Therefore, the city named on April 16, 1837 in Libertyville.

Two years later the name was changed again; The new name was Burlington, since it was the district seat of Lake County. However, since the seat to Little Fort ( Waukegan, the Potawatomi word for Little Fort ) has been moved, the name change was reversed. After that, the city name remained unchanged.

The most famous building Libertyville 's, the Cook Mansion was built in 1879 by Ansel Brainerd Cook. It is very close to the place where the cabin stood Vardin.


Libertyville has a very good infrastructure side of Chicago.

The O'Hare International Airport is the nearest airport.

Interstate 94 runs right through Libertyville; Interstate 88, Interstate 90 and Interstate 43 are easily accessible. The Chicago Loop is about 45 minutes away from Libertyville.

Libertyville has a Metrastation.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Libertyville 20,315 people in 7,517 households. The population density was 883.3 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 90.1 percent white, 1.2 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 5.7 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.7 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 4.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 7,517 households lived statistically 2.65 per person.

27.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.1 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.9 percent were 65 years or older. 51.8 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 102,493. The per capita income was $ 49,216. 3.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Memorable people

  • David Adler, Architect
  • Marlon Brando, actor, Oscar winner
  • Julia Cameron, writer and artist
  • Marietta DePrima, Actress
  • Michael Simpson, Author
  • George F. Pond, carriers of the Medal of Honor
  • Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965), Governor, Presidential Candidate
  • Mark Suppelsa, Newscaster
  • Mary Morello, co-founder of the anti- censorship organization Parents for Rock and Rap
  • Peter II (Yugoslavia) was buried in Libertyville



  • Mike Marshall, Baseball Player
  • Brett Butler, Baseball Player


Parks and Lakes

Libertyville has several lakes and parks, such as Lake Minear, Butler Lake, Independence Grove, Charles Brown Park, Riverside Park, Butler Lake Park.


The library of Libertyville was originally housed in the Cook Mansion. In 1968, a 3,100 m² building was added.