Waukegan (Illinois)

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Coordinates 42°22′13″N 87°52′16″W
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Lake
Founded 1829
Incorporated (town) March 31, 1849
Incorporated (city) February 23, 1859
Named for Potawatomi: Wakaigin (Fortress or Trading Post)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Demonym(s) Waukeganite
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 60079, 60085, 60087
Area code(s) 847 & 224
FIPS code 17-79293
U.S. Routes
Major State Routes
Waterways Waukegan River
Airports Waukegan National Airport
Website www.waukeganil.gov
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Mayor) Ann Taylor
Government (City) 24.47 sq mi (63.38 km2)
Government (Land) 24.22 sq mi (62.72 km2)
Government (Water) 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2) 0.99%
Area (City) 24.47 sq mi (63.38 km2)
Area (Land) 24.22 sq mi (62.72 km2)
Area (Water) 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2) 0.99%
Population (2020) (City) 89,321
Population (2020) (Rank) 10th largest in Illinois 390th largest in U.S.
Population (2020) (Density) 3,688.36/sq mi (1,424.06/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 9,472,676

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Waukegan (/wɔːˈkiːɡən/), is the most populous city in, and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. An industrial suburb of Chicago, Waukegan is situated approximately 24 miles (39 km) north of Chicago’s city limits, roughly 30 to 40 minutes from the North Side of the city. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 89,321, ranking it the seventh most populous city within the Chicago metropolitan area, the tenth most populous city in Illinois, and the 390th most populous city in the country.

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