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Welcome to North Chicago ...

The city of North Chicago is located in Lake County<1>.

The pronunciation of North Chicago: shi-CAW-goh<2>

A typical abbreviation for North Chicago: N. Chicago

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Chicago has a population of 29,775 people<3> (see below for details).

North Chicago was established in 1892.

The community of North Chicago is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for North Chicago: (847) and (224)<5>

The ZIP codes for North Chicago: 60064, 60086<6>

Websites for North Chicago ...

Official Website: www.northchicago.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Chicago had an population of 29,775 people. This is a decrease of 8.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Chicago had a population of 32,574 people. This makes North Chicago the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of North Chicago represents 0.25% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,574 people, the population of North Chicago decreased 9.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,918 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Chicago.

Communities near North Chicago ...

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

  • Kenosha [Kenosha County]
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    • Kenosha [Kenosha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of North Chicago
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,570 people
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  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
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    • Arlington Heights [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,999 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington Heights<8>
  • Palatine [Cook County]
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    • Palatine [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of North Chicago
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<8>
  • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
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    • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glenview [Cook County]
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      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buffalo Grove [Lake County]
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      • Buffalo Grove [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • 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.
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    • Wheeling [Cook County]
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      • Wheeling [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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.
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    • Northbrook [Cook County]
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      • Northbrook [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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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    • Mundelein [Lake County]
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      • Mundelein [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Park<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 North Chicago. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Chicago.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Chicago. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for North Chicago.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Chicago ...

Looking for more information about North Chicago? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to North Chicago, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Chicago.

Adding North Chicago to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North Chicago 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 North Chicago was on a map titled Road Map for Illinois (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for North Chicago: www.northchicago.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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for North Chicago. 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 North Chicago.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Chicago - 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 city (such as North Chicago). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Chicago 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- North Chicago) 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 North Chicago. 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 North ChicagoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Chicago. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3251, Longitude: -87.8467    
<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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