Lake County is located in northeast Illinois. The County Seat is Waukegan and the largest city is Waukegan. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lakecountyil.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 705,186 and the 2010 census population was 703,409. The land area is 443.67 square miles and there are 1585.6 persons per square mile.
82.7% of the population is White, 7.4% is Black or African American, 20.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 7% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 41.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $254,800, there are 241,072 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $38,018, the median household income is $77,469, and 9% of the persons in Lake County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 68,418. Retail sales (in $1000) were $20,336,251, and sales per capita were $28,949. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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