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Welcome to Gurnee ...

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

The pronunciation of Gurnee: guhr-NEE<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gurnee has a population of 30,390 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Gurnee is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Gurnee: 60031<6>

Websites for Gurnee ...

Official Website: www.gurnee.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gurnee had an population of 30,390 people. This is a decrease of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gurnee had a population of 31,295 people. This makes Gurnee the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Gurnee represents 0.24% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,295 people, the population of Gurnee increased 8.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,834 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gurnee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Gurnee - they are located in Alabama and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Gurnee ...

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

  • Kenosha [Kenosha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenosha
    • Kenosha [Kenosha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Gurnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenosha
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
  • Palatine [Cook County]
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    • Palatine [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Gurnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<9> 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Gurnee
    • 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.<9> 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) ...
    • Wheeling [Cook County]
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      • Wheeling [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeling have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<8>
    • Northbrook [Cook County]
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      • Northbrook [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northbrook<8>
    • Mundelein [Lake County]
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      • Mundelein [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mundelein have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mundelein<8>
    • Highland Park [Lake County]
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      • Highland Park [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Park<8>
    • McHenry [McHenry County]
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      • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<8>
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake Beach
      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Gurnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<9> 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>

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 Gurnee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gurnee.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gurnee ...

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

Adding Gurnee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gurnee 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 Gurnee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gurnee on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gurnee: www.gurnee.il.us/

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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gurnee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gurnee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gurnee - 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 Gurnee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gurnee 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gurnee) 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 Gurnee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GurneeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gurnee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3714, Longitude: -87.9202    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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