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Waukegan Apartments
Last updated February 23 2024 at 8:51 AM

Waukegan, IL
148 Apartments for Rent

Waukegan Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 86,075
Population Density: 3,548.5 people/sq mile
Median Age: 36
Percentage of Family Households: 68%
Median Annual Income: $64,178 / year
Median Rent: $976 / month

What locals are saying

"They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it's not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That's a fact." (--Comedian Jack Benny)

Perched on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of the Wisconsin border, diverse, urban Waukegan has around 95,000 residents inhabiting some twenty three miles of land. Known as "mini Chicago," Waukegan means "Little Fort" in the Native American Potawatomi language. 40 miles and less than an hour from downtown Chicago, the town has many big city attributes, including ethnic restaurants, entertainment, and industry. Its many neighborhoods range from an urban core to farmland. The recently renovated art deco era Genesee Theatre is the pride of the lakefront area, both a concert hall and movie palace that seats over twenty four hundred fans. It may be "mini Chicago," but Waukegan has plenty to offer to all.

Waukegans ethnic diversity and strong urban center make the town an exciting place to live

Waukegan Demographics


How diverse is Waukegan?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Waukegan is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Waukegan are Hispanic Or Latino (58.4%), White (18.6%), Black Or African American (12.8%), Asian (6.8%), Two Or More (2.9%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Waukegan residents?

The median age in Waukegan is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Waukegan?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Waukegan is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Waukegan are Hispanic Or Latino (58.4%), White (18.6%), Black Or African American (12.8%), Asian (6.8%), Two Or More (2.9%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Waukegan residents?

The median age in Waukegan is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Waukegan Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Waukegan is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Waukegan is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Waukegan is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Waukegan


Elementary Schools

8 /10
John S Clark Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
236 Students
1 Reviews
236
Students
1 Reviews
7 /10
Greenwood Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
326 Students
5 Reviews
326
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
H R Mccall Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
454 Students
1 Reviews
454
Students
1 Reviews

Middle Schools

4 /10
Jack Benny Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
607 Students
8 Reviews
607
Students
8 Reviews
4 /10
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
906 Students
2 Reviews
906
Students
2 Reviews
3 /10
Daniel Webster Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
626 Students
3 Reviews
626
Students
3 Reviews

High Schools

1 /10
Waukegan High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
4,609 Students
8 Reviews
4,609
Students
8 Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Waukegan?

Apartment Rentals in Waukegan start at $850/month.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Waukegan. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Northwestern University, Elmhurst College, William Rainey Harper College, Triton College, and Oakton Community College.