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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Lake County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 123,669

Renter-occupied housing units : 19,048

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,783

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,536

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 14,038

Renter-occupied housing units : 12,095

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 37,941

Renter-occupied housing units : 25,135


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Lake County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 14,042

Householder 35 to 44 years : 32,512

Householder 45 to 54 years : 42,449

Householder 55 to 59 years : 17,090

Householder 60 to 64 years : 13,336

Householder 65 to 74 years : 12,384

Householder 75 years and over : 4,103

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,805

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,947

Householder 45 to 54 years : 7,706

Householder 55 to 59 years : 4,963

Householder 60 to 64 years : 5,775

Householder 65 to 74 years : 10,526

Householder 75 years and over : 11,793


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Lake County, Illinois)

Less than $100 : 0

$100 to $149 : 114

$150 to $199 : 40

$200 to $249 : 16

$250 to $299 : 23

$300 to $349 : 0

$350 to $399 : 0

$400 to $449 : 0

$450 to $499 : 98

$500 to $549 : 42

$550 to $599 : 102

$600 to $649 : 169

$650 to $699 : 307

$700 to $749 : 387

$750 to $799 : 311

$800 to $899 : 367

$900 to $999 : 486

$1,000 to $1,249 : 657

$1,250 to $1,499 : 357

$1,500 to $1,999 : 221

$2,000 or more : 247


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Lake County, Illinois)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,651

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 5,004

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 6,830

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 7,517

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 7,098

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 5,669

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 3,308

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 4,939

50.0 percent or more : 14,966

Not computed : 3,832


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Lake County, Illinois)

Built 2010 or later : $298,500

Built 2000 to 2009 : $247,300

Built 1990 to 1999 : $255,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $282,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $235,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $267,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $179,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $156,100

Built 1939 or earlier : $192,300


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Lake County, Illinois: 74.2%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Lake County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 3,745 3,745 $650,331,317
  Two Family 6 12 $1,444,048
  Three and Four Family 22 86 $8,021,750
  Five or More Family 66 1,093 $85,830,383
  Total

3,839 4,936 $745,627,498
2000        
  Single Family 3,105 3,105 $596,500,906
  Two Family 11 22 $1,092,099
  Three and Four Family 27 99 $8,671,549
  Five or More Family 64 900 $50,840,438
  Total

3,207 4,126 $657,104,992
2001        
  Single Family 3,305 3,305 $631,584,031
  Two Family 2 4 $500,195
  Three and Four Family 19 73 $7,698,669
  Five or More Family 61 738 $46,621,077
  Total

3,387 4,120 $686,403,972
2002        
  Single Family 3,631 3,631 $692,846,536
  Two Family 21 42 $4,345,116
  Three and Four Family 22 83 $7,860,215
  Five or More Family 35 302 $27,188,848
  Total

3,709 4,058 $732,240,715
2003        
  Single Family 3,623 3,623 $693,824,927
  Two Family 3 6 $1,045,600
  Three and Four Family 8 28 $3,518,582
  Five or More Family 10 498 $49,224,000
  Total

3,644 4,155 $747,613,109
2004        
  Single Family 4,037 4,037 $812,803,868
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 13 47 $6,625,105
  Five or More Family 26 387 $51,161,784
  Total

4,076 4,471 $870,590,757
2005        
  Single Family 3,526 3,526 $863,598,482
  Two Family 6 12 $2,049,656
  Three and Four Family 23 84 $7,373,288
  Five or More Family 13 576 $68,439,193
  Total

3,568 4,198 $941,460,619
2006        
  Single Family 2,381 2,381 $646,957,282
  Two Family 14 28 $3,887,160
  Three and Four Family 9 34 $2,123,352
  Five or More Family 3 176 $24,650,635
  Total

2,407 2,619 $677,618,429


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Lake County, IL): $66,973
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Lake County): $191,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Lake County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 88.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.7%
Electricity: 10.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Lake County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 3.4%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.38%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 17.82%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.93%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 10.08%
  • Military quarters : 58.69%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 7.7%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Lake County): $742
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Lake County): $986


(updated 2010)



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