Crystal Lake Demographics


Crystal Lake City in Northwest Illinois is home to approximately 40,000 residents and is the largest city in McHenry County.

According to the latest US census data, Crystal Lake City in Illinois has 6.1% of its population under the age of five and 28.1% of its population under the age of 18. That makes it higher than the national average for the number of children, but lower than the national average for the number of preschoolers. At 10%, the number of people over the age of 65 is lower than the national average, but at 50.6% the number of women in the city is almost even with the national average.

The latest census data describes the population as over 90% caucasian alone which is much higher than the national average, and the percentage of african american residents is 1%. The percentage of hispanics is recorded as 11.7%, and the percentage of asians is recorded as 2.5%. Those of mixed race are reported as 1.8% of the population, and native americans are reported as 0.4%. The most recent data describes the income as above average at over $80,000 for the median household income. The number of people with high school and college degrees is also above the national average at 92.3% and 40.4% of the population. 76.7% of the over 14,000 households live in dwellings that they own, and the median value of those owner-occupied dwellings is higher than the national average at $204,700.

The city has numerous restaurants, a shopping corridor and a revitalized downtown shopping district that raises its retail sales to over $23,000 per capita, $10,000 above the national average according to the last census. The city reserved a large amount of its approximately 18 square miles of land for dozens of parks including a reclaimed quarry called The Three Oaks Recreation Area that offers swimming, hiking and fishing according to the city website.

Crystal Lake City, Illinois is a thriving city with numerous parks and retail stores for its overall economically successful population including a high percentage of families with children.

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