Wauconda Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Wauconda Township
Township
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Location in Lake County
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Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°17′02″N88°09′19″W / 42.28389°N 88.15528°W / 42.28389; -88.15528 Coordinates: 42°17′02″N88°09′19″W / 42.28389°N 88.15528°W / 42.28389; -88.15528
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
Government
  Supervisor Glenn L. Swanson
Area
  Total 24.2 sq mi (62.8 km2)
  Land 22.9 sq mi (59.3 km2)
  Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
  Estimate (2016) [1] 22,514
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-097-79280
Website www.waucondatownship.com

Wauconda Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,730. [2]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Lake County, Illinois County in the United States

Lake County is a county situated in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Illinois along the shores of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 703,462, making it the third-most populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Waukegan, the ninth-largest city in Illinois. Lake County is one of the collar counties of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Illinois State of the United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

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Geography

Wauconda Township covers an area of 24.2 square miles (62.8 km2); of this, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2) or 5.59 percent is water. [2] Lakes in this township include Bangs Lake and Slocum Lake. The stream of Mutton Creek runs through this township.

Bangs Lake lake in United States of America

Bangs Lake is a natural glacial lake that is located in Wauconda, Illinois. It is named after Justus Bangs, the first permanent settler in Wauconda, who arrived in the summer of 1836. Justus Bangs reportedly named Wauconda as well, supposedly after a Native American Indian character in a story Bangs had read. However, some believe that Wauconda was named after an Indian chief who is buried on the southern shore of Bangs Lake.

Cities and towns

Port Barrington, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Port Barrington is a village in Lake and McHenry counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. It was formerly known as Fox River Valley Gardens. Fox River Valley Gardens' village board voted 4-3 in September 2002 to change the community's long name to Port Barrington. There was a fight over the town name when the new Riverwalk subdivision homeowners were sold homes with a Barrington (60010) village name and zip code. In 2002, when the town announced that it would change to "Fox River Valley Gardens", the new home values fell significantly and immediately. Some people trying to sell their homes at the time found themselves "underwater". This prompted citizens in the Riverwalk section of town to express their objection to what appeared to be a "bait and switch" in the town name and zip code as it affected home value. There were several tense town meetings where legal action was being considered by the new residents of the village. The population was 1,517 at the 2010 census, up from 788 in 2000.

Island Lake, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Island Lake is a village in Lake and McHenry counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 8,080 at the 2010 census.

Lake Barrington, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Lake Barrington is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,973 at the 2010 census.

Adjacent townships

Grant Township, Lake County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Grant Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,523. Grant Township changed its name from Goodale Township between 1865 and 1870.

Avon Township, Lake County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Avon Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 65,001.

Fremont Township, Lake County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Fremont Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,337.

Cemeteries

The township contains four cemeteries: Fisher Family, Saint Peters, Volo and Wauconda.

Major highways

U.S. Route 12 highway in the United States

U.S. Route 12 is an east–west United States highway, running from Aberdeen, Washington, to Detroit, Michigan, for almost 2,500 miles (4,000 km). As a thoroughfare, it has mostly been supplanted by I-90 and I-94, but remains an important road for local and regional travel.

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201622,514 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wauconda township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.