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Welcome to Fox Lake ...

The village of Fox Lake is primarily located in Lake County<1>. A portion of Fox Lake extends into McHenry County.

The location of Fox Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fox Lake: Fox Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fox Lake has a population of 10,451 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fox Lake.

Fox Lake is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fox Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fox Lake: (847) and (224)<5>

The ZIP code for Fox Lake: 60020<6>

Websites for Fox Lake ...

Official Website: www.foxlake.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fox Lake had an population of 10,451 people. This is a decrease of 1.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fox Lake had a population of 10,579 people. This makes Fox Lake the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Fox Lake represents 0.08% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,579 people, the population of Fox Lake increased 15.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,178 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fox Lake.

Adding Fox Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Fox Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Fox Lake elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fox Lake on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Fox Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Fox Lake - they are located in Alberta, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fox Lake.

Communities near Fox Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fox Lake.

  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Fox Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86,075 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<8>
  • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Fox Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Lake<8>
  • Mundelein [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mundelein
    • Mundelein [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Fox Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31,051 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mundelein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mundelein
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mundelein<8>
  • Algonquin [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonquin
    • Algonquin [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Fox Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algonquin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algonquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algonquin<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gurnee [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
      • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<8>
    • North Chicago [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Chicago
      • North Chicago [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Chicago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Chicago
    • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake-in-the-Hills
      • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake-in-the-Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake-in-the-Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake-in-the-Hills<8>
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake Beach
      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake Beach<8>
    • McHenry [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<8>
    • Vernon Hills [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon Hills
      • Vernon Hills [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Fox Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon Hills<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fox Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fox Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fox Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fox Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fox Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Fox Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fox Lake ...

Looking for more information about Fox Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fox Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fox Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fox Lake: www.foxlake.org/

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fox Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fox Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Fox Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fox Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fox Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fox Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fox Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fox Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4281, Longitude: -88.1829       In this case, the coordinates for Fox Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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