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Lake County, Illinois

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Lake County
Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan
Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan
Flag of Lake County
Official seal of Lake County
Map of Illinois highlighting Lake County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°26′N 87°47′W / 42.43°N 87.78°W / 42.43; -87.78
Country United States
State Illinois
FoundedMarch 1, 1839
Named forLake Michigan
Largest cityWaukegan
 • Total1,368 sq mi (3,540 km2)
 • Land444 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Water925 sq mi (2,400 km2)  67.6%
 • Total714,342
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Lake County is a county in northeast Illinois. As of the 2020 census, the population was 714,342.[1] Some of the main cities are Waukegan and Libertyville.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Lake County, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2023.