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Welcome to Grayslake ...

The village of Grayslake is located in Lake County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grayslake has a population of 20,734 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Grayslake is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Grayslake: (847) and (224)<5>

The ZIP code for Grayslake: 60030<6>

Websites for Grayslake ...

Official Website:   www.villageofgrayslake.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.grayslakechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grayslake had an population of 20,734 people. This is a decrease of 1.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grayslake had a population of 20,957 people. This makes Grayslake the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Grayslake represents 0.16% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,957 people, the population of Grayslake increased 13.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,506 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grayslake.

Communities near Grayslake ...

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

  • Waukegan [Lake County]
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    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Grayslake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 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>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
  • Palatine [Cook County]
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    • Palatine [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Grayslake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<8>
  • Buffalo Grove [Lake County]
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    • Buffalo Grove [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Grayslake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,161 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Grove<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
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      • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,642 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>
    • Wheeling [Cook County]
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      • Wheeling [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<8>
    • Carpentersville [Kane County]
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      • Carpentersville [Kane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,940 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpentersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpentersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carpentersville<8>
    • Northbrook [Cook County]
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      • Northbrook [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northbrook<8>
    • Algonquin [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonquin
      • Algonquin [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,730 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>
    • Gurnee [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
      • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Grayslake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<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 Grayslake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grayslake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grayslake. 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 Grayslake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grayslake. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Grayslake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grayslake ...

Looking for more information about Grayslake? 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 Grayslake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grayslake.

Adding Grayslake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grayslake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grayslake: www.villageofgrayslake.com/

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 Grayslake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grayslake - 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 Grayslake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grayslake 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grayslake) 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 Grayslake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrayslakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayslake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3445, Longitude: -88.0417       In this case, the coordinates for Grayslake 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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