Waukegan Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Waukegan is 85,791. 21.91% is under 18, while 12.09% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 4.02% of the population was five years old or younger, 21.91% were 18 years or younger and 24.80% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 47.73% female and 52.27% male.

Waukegan Housing

According to the US Census, Waukegan has 31,673 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Waukegan was 94.93%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $166,500

Waukegan Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that Some Other Race Alone and White Alone constitute 58.15% of Waukegan's population. Residents of the city who were Black Or African American Alone, made up 16.99% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 5.23% of the city's population and American Indian And Alaska Native Alone at 2.70%

Some Other Race Alone35.04%
White Alone23.11%
Black Or African American Alone16.99%
Asian Alone5.23%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone2.70%
White Black Or African American0.88%

How Educated is Waukegan

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 14.7% of Waukegan residents had a bachelor's degree, while 6.6% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 21.30% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Waukegan CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher66.3%
Some College Or Associates Degree41.5%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency31.4%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher24.0%
Some College No Degree17.5%
Bachelors Degree14.7%

Average Income in Waukegan

The median household income in Waukegan is $64,178. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $64,178.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $73,731 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $86,963.

A closer examination of the income groups of Waukegan households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (15.3%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (6.3%). 6.9% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$86,963
Nonfamily households$32,817