Waukegan demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,63422891
Median age31.337.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1858%44%43%
Speak English44%77%79%
Speak Spanish50%13%13%
Waukegan, IL has a population of 88,159 and is the 371st largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,634 per sq mi which is 1494% higher than the Illinois average and 3911% higher than the national average. The median age in Waukegan is 31 which is approximately 16% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Waukegan, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 44% speak English and 50% speak Spanish. 52% of Waukegan residents were born in Illinois, 15% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 32% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Waukegan is 1494% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Waukegan is 16% lower than Illinois.
  • In Waukegan 64.53% of the population is White.
  • In Waukegan 16.24% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Waukegan 5.23% of the population is Asian.

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      Waukegan population breakdown by race

      Black or African American16.24%14.30%12.63%
      American Indian0.28%0.23%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.02%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race3.77%2.34%3.06%
      Other race9.92%5.86%4.75%
      In Waukegan, 55.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Waukegan, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).