Waukegan, Illinois is a town with a population of slightly more than 88,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 account for a higher percentage of the population here (23%) than nationally (19%), while retirees feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 34, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (53%) and owning (47%) their residence. The city boasts a relatively affordable average rent of $955 per month, which is $96 less than the state average.
Many Waukegan residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 23% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the city. Waukegan workers earn an average annual income of around $61,000, less than the average Illinois resident. Waukegan's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among Waukegan residents over the age of 25, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Waukegan residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few residents commute to work on foot.