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Welcome to McHenry ...

The city of McHenry is located in McHenry County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of McHenry: mik-HEN-ri<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McHenry has a population of 27,061 people<4> (see below for details).

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

McHenry is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for McHenry: (815) and (779)<6>

The ZIP codes for McHenry: 60050-60051<7>

Websites for McHenry ...

Official Website: www.ci.mchenry.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McHenry had an population of 27,061 people. This is an increase of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, McHenry had a population of 26,992 people (which is 8.74% of the total population of McHenry County). This makes McHenry the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of McHenry represents 0.21% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,992 people, the population of McHenry increased 25.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,501 people).

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

Adding McHenry 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 McHenry 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 McHenry 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 McHenry on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named McHenry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named McHenry - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota and Virginia.

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

Communities near McHenry ...

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

  • Palatine [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
    • Palatine [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of McHenry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,482 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<9>
  • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the south of McHenry
    • 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<9>
  • Carpentersville [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpentersville
    • Carpentersville [Kane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the south of McHenry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,254 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<9>
  • Mundelein [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mundelein
    • Mundelein [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the east of McHenry
    • 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<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Algonquin [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonquin
      • Algonquin [McHenry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the south of McHenry
      • 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<9>
    • Gurnee [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
      • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of McHenry
      • 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<9>
    • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake-in-the-Hills
      • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of McHenry
      • 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<9>
    • Huntley [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [McHenry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of McHenry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<9>
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake Beach
      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the east of McHenry
      • 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<9>
    • Vernon Hills [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon Hills
      • Vernon Hills [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of McHenry
      • 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<9>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McHenry. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for McHenry.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McHenry ...

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

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About McHenry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for McHenry: www.ci.mchenry.il.us/

The official website for McHenry County: www.co.mchenry.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 McHenry, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for McHenry. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McHenry.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McHenry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>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 city (such as McHenry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McHenry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for McHenry includes: 60050 & 60051.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McHenry) 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 McHenry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McHenry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McHenry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3389, Longitude: -88.2934       In this case, the coordinates for McHenry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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