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Welcome to Vernon Hills ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Vernon Hills: VER-nuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vernon Hills has a population of 26,539 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Vernon Hills is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Vernon Hills: (847) and (224)<6>

The ZIP code for Vernon Hills: 60061<7>

Websites for Vernon Hills ...

Official Website: www.vernonhills.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vernon Hills had an population of 26,539 people. This is an increase of 5.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vernon Hills had a population of 25,113 people. This makes Vernon Hills the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Vernon Hills represents 0.2% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,113 people, the population of Vernon Hills increased 24.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,120 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vernon Hills.

Communities near Vernon Hills ...

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

  • Waukegan [Lake County]
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    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Vernon Hills
    • 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<9>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
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    • Arlington Heights [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of Vernon Hills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,999 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington Heights<9>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
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    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of Vernon Hills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<9>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Vernon Hills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palatine [Cook County]
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      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Vernon Hills
      • 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<9>
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Vernon Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<9>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
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      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the south of Vernon Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<9>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
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      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the south of Vernon Hills
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<9>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Vernon Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<9>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
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      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Vernon Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<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 Vernon Hills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vernon Hills.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vernon Hills ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vernon Hills: www.vernonhills.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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vernon Hills. 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 Vernon Hills.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vernon Hills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<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 village (such as Vernon Hills). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vernon Hills or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Vernon Hills) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vernon Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vernon HillsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2341, Longitude: -87.9609       In this case, the coordinates for Vernon Hills 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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