North Chicago, Illinois

Lake County


North Chicago is a city ( with a status of "City" ) in Lake County in the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2010, North Chicago had 32,574 inhabitants.

North Chicago is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

In North Chicago is located at the Naval Station Great Lakes, the central training center for the United States Navy.


North Chicago is located on Lake Michigan in the northern suburban area of Chicago at 42 ° 19'20 " north latitude and 87 ° 51'16 " west longitude and extending over 20.46 km ². The place is located in the Shields Township, but also reaches into the Waukegan and Libertyville Township.

Towns nearby North Chicago are Lake Bluff ( on the southern city limits ), Green Oaks ( on the southwest city limits ), Park City ( at the north- western city limit) and Waukegan ( at the northern city limits ).

The city center of Chicago located 61.9 km south, to Rockford, there are 124 kilometers to the west, Wisconsin's capital, Madison is located 186 km north-west and to Milwaukee, there are 88.9 km in a northerly direction.


Not far from the western outskirts of the city of North Chicago extends Interstate 94, which is the quickest route from Chicago to Milwaukee. Within the urban area of ​​North Chicago meeting of U.S. Highway 41 and the Illinois State Routes 43, 131 and 137 together. All other roads are minor roadways and urban roads.

The Union Pacific / North Line leads a line of METRA, a level comparable to a German S -Bahn transit system of Greater Chicago, through the center of North Chicago. Within the city exist with Great Lakes and North Chicago two breakpoints of the METRA. In addition there are several railway line for freight of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is located 49.9 km south of North Chicago.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010, lived in North Chicago 32,574 people in 7205 households. The population density was 1592.1 people per square kilometer. In the 7205 households lived statistically 3.05 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 47.9 percent white, 29.9 percent African American, 0.7 percent Native American, 3.8 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Polynesians and other ethnic groups; 4.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 27.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

20.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 75.5 percent were between 18 and 64 and 4.3 percent were 65 years or older. 39.5 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 43,499. The per capita income was $ 17,125. 21.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.