Lake County, IL

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Population

700,832

0.382% decline

Poverty Rate

8.48%


Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$87,133

1.44% growth

Number of Employees

351,948

0.358% growth

Median Property Value

$269,300

2.55% growth

About

In 2018, Lake County, IL had a population of 701k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $87,133. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lake County, IL declined from 703,520 to 700,832, a -0.382% decrease and its median household income grew from $85,895 to $87,133, a 1.44% increase.

The population of Lake County, IL is 60.9% White Alone, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 8% Asian Alone. 30% of the people in Lake County, IL speak a non-English language, and 90.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, IL are College of Lake County (3,021 degrees awarded in 2017), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (660 degrees), and Lake Forest College (523 degrees).

The median property value in Lake County, IL is $269,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Lake County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, IL employs 352k people. The largest industries in Lake County, IL are Manufacturing (53,828 people), Retail Trade (43,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,176 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($104,497), Finance & Insurance ($96,262), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,785).

Median household income in Lake County, IL is $87,133. Males in Lake County, IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in Lake County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$87,133

2018 value

± $2,087

1.44%

1 Year Growth

± 4.34%

Households in Lake County, IL have a median annual income of $87,133, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,895 in 2017, which represents a 1.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8656

  2. Census Tract 8646.01

  3. Census Tract 8636.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, IL was Census Tract 8656 with a value of $205,288, followed by Census Tract 8646.01 and Census Tract 8636.01, with respective values of $196,806 and $196,111.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, IL (58.3k out of 687k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    38,340 ± 1,401

  2. Hispanic

    22,210 ± 1,119

  3. Black

    10,697 ± 737

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

352k

2018 Value

± 9,028

0.358%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, IL grew at a rate of 0.358%, from 351k employees to 352k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, IL, are Management Occupations (46,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,969 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (46,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,969 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34,172 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.44 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($126,569), Management Occupations ($99,367), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,056).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

352k

2018 Value

± 9,028

0.358%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, IL grew at a rate of 0.358%, from 351k employees to 352k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, IL, are Manufacturing (53,828 people), Retail Trade (43,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,176 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lake County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (53,828 people), Retail Trade (43,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,176 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.9 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.59 times), and Manufacturing (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($104,497), Finance & Insurance ($96,262), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,785).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.2% of the population of Lake County, IL has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lake County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see 915 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% decrease from the previous year (919 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 906 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 411 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

915 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see an average of 915 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% decrease from the previous year (919 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.83%

Uninsured

58.6%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, IL declined by 11.6% from 6.59% to 5.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lake County, IL is home to a population of 701k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.5% of Lake County, IL residents were born outside of the country (130k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, IL is composed of 427k White Alone residents (60.9%), 155k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.2%), 56.1k Asian Alone residents (8%), 44.5k Black or African American Alone residents (6.35%), 14.6k Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 1.69k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.241%), 1.68k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.239%), and 310 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0442%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake County, IL are Spanish (120,494 speakers), Russian (9,498 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,753 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lake County, IL was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Lake County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lake County, IL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

130k people

18.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

129k people

As of 2017, 18.5% of Lake County, IL residents (130k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, IL was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

90.5%

2018 Citizenship

90.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.5% of Lake County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, IL was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    427k ± 437

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    155k ± 10.9k

  3. Asian Alone

    56.1k ± 1.65k

In 2018, there were 2.75 times more White Alone residents (427k people) in Lake County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155k Hispanic or Latino and 56.1k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lake County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    120,494 speakers (18.2%)

  2. Russian

    9,498 speakers (1.44%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    7,753 speakers (1.17%)

30% of Lake County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Lake County, IL was Spanish. 18.2% of the overall population of Lake County, IL are native Spanish speakers. 1.44% speak Russian and 1.17% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,659 ± 1,665

  2. Vietnam

    8,492 ± 1,184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,190 ± 911

Lake County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lake County, IL awarded 5,127 degrees. The student population of Lake County, IL is skewed towards women, with 10,068 male students and 11,363 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, IL are White (2,680 and 53.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,105 and 22.2%), Asian (412 and 8.27%), and Unknown (345 and 6.92%).

The largest universities in Lake County, IL by number of degrees awarded are College of Lake County (3,021 and 58.9%), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (660 and 12.9%), and Lake Forest College (523 and 10.2%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (853 and 16.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (424 and 8.27%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (239 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, IL are $37,512 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 836 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake County, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 232 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lake County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,021 degrees awarded

  2. 660 degrees awarded

  3. 523 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$37,512

Median Private

In 2017, the Lake County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Lake County with 3,021 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,408

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,719

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,408 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, IL, which is 0.886 times less than the 2,719 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lake County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,680 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,105 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    412 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake County, IL were to White students. These 2,680 degrees mean that there were 2.43 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,105 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, IL was $269,300 in 2018, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $262,600 to $269,300, a 2.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, IL is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, IL have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$269,300

2018 Median

± $7,581

$262,600

2017 Median

± $9,136

In 2018, the median property value in Lake County, IL grew to to $269,300 from the previous year's value of $262,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$87,133

Median Household Income

± $2,087

247k

Number of Households

± 7,414

In 2018, the median household income of the 247k households in Lake County, IL grew to $87,133 from the previous year's value of $85,895.

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2018 Homeownership

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.7% of the housing units in Lake County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, IL have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Lake County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.24%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.83%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, IL was Drove Alone (76.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.24%) and those who Worked At Home (6.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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