Waukegan Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Waukegan Township
Township
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Location in Lake County
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Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°22′23″N87°51′01″W / 42.37306°N 87.85028°W / 42.37306; -87.85028 Coordinates: 42°22′23″N87°51′01″W / 42.37306°N 87.85028°W / 42.37306; -87.85028
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
Government
  Supervisor Patricia Jones
Area
  Total 21.4 sq mi (55.3 km2)
  Land 21.0 sq mi (54.5 km2)
  Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
  Estimate (2016) [1] 89,834
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-097-79306
Website www.waukegantownship.com

Waukegan Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 90,893. [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

Waukegan Township covers an area of 21.4 square miles (55.3 km2); of this, 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2) or 1.41 percent is water. [2] Lakes in this township include Dead Lake. Sunderland Creek and the Waukegan River run through this township.

The Waukegan River, a small river in Lake County, Illinois, is a member of the very small class of Illinois rivers that flow into Lake Michigan. It drains part of the city of Waukegan, Illinois, including the city's historic downtown area. The river's drainage area comprises 7,785.63 acres. The drainage is managed by the city of Waukegan.

Cities and towns

Beach Park, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Beach Park is a village in the Benton and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,638 at the 2010 census.

North Chicago, Illinois City in Illinois, United States

North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 32,574 at the 2010 census.

Park City, Illinois City in Illinois, United States

Park City is a small city located in the Warren and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States, on the northern end of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 7,570 at the 2010 census.

Adjacent townships

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

Benton Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and includes all of the village of Winthrop Harbor, most of the village of Beach Park, and small portions of the cities of Zion and Waukegan. As of the 2010 census, its population was 18,951. Zion Township was formed from Benton Township on September 12, 1930.

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

Shields Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 39,062. The Naval Station Great Lakes is located in this township.

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

Libertyville Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 53,139. The village of Libertyville is part of the township, as are parts of Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Rondout, Vernon Hills and Waukegan.

Cemeteries

The township contains five cemeteries: Am Echod Jewish, North Shore Garden of Memories, Oakwood, Pahlman Family and Saint Marys.

Major highways

U.S. Route 41 in Illinois highway in Illinois

U.S. Route 41 (US 41) in the U.S. state of Illinois runs north from the Indiana border beneath the Chicago Skyway on Indianapolis Boulevard to the Wisconsin border north of the northern terminus of the Tri-State Tollway with Interstate 94. It is the only north–south U.S. Route to travel through a significant portion of the city of Chicago, carrying Lake Shore Drive through the central portion of the city along the lakefront. US 41 in Illinois is 64.81 miles (104.30 km) in length.

Illinois Route 120 highway in Illinois

Illinois Route 120 (IL 120) is a major east–west state highway in northeastern Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 14 near Woodstock to Illinois Route 131 in Waukegan. It travels a distance of 34.48 miles (55.49 km) and is one of the few roads that provides direct access from McHenry County to Interstate 94 in Lake County. Throughout its length, it shifts between two and four lanes as it passes through a setting that consists of open rural areas, as well as larger developments and heavy congestion.

Illinois Route 131 is a north–south state road in northeastern Illinois. It extends south from Wisconsin Highway 31 and Lake CR A1/19 at the Illinois/Wisconsin state line by Pleasant Prairie, south to Illinois Route 176 in Lake Bluff, a distance of 15.15 miles (24.38 km).

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201689,834 [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): Waukegan 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.