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Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    Lake County
      City: 
    Lake Zurich
      County FIPS: 
    17097
      Coordinates: 
    42°11′32″N 88°5′17″W
      Area total: 
    7.33 sq mi (18.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.93 sq mi (17.94 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.41 sq mi (1.05 km²)
      Elevation: 
    850 ft (260 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    42,2
      Longitude: 
    -88,0648
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    60047
      GMAP: 

    Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    19,759
      Population density: 
    2,852.87 residents per square mile of area (1,101.45/km²)
      Household income: 
    $99,471
      Households: 
    6,527
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.50%
      Income taxes: 
    3.00%

Lake Zurich is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Per the 2020 census, the population was 19,759. The village is named after a body of water named "Lake Zurich," which is completely located inside the village. The area of Lake Zurich was first settled by European descendants in the 1830s. In 1988, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in Beacham v. Lake Zurich Property Owners Association (123 Ill. 2d 227; 526 N.E.2d 154; 1988 Ill. LEXIS 91; 122 Ill. Dec 14, filed June 20, 1988) that each individual owner of the private (aka non-public) lake's bottom has the legal right to recreate over the surface waters of the entire private lake. A historic, landmark legal case in Illinois took place settling a dispute on Lake Zurich, thereby clarifying throughout Illinois property owners' rights on private lakes. As of 2004 Lake Zurich had acquired all the property intended to fulfill its downtown redevelopment project. A 2007 court defeat brought the issue back into the public eye, as a village-owned rental parcel was denied eminent domain. Housing development began in the 1950s, with the population increasing throughout the latter part of the 20th century. The arrival of the highway system with Rand Road (U.S. Route 12) in 1922 and Half Day Road (Illinois Route 22) in 1927 established Lake Zurich as a convenient summer resort. The now-defunct Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad also served the community.

Geography

Lake Zurich is the primary city name, but also Deer Park, Hawthorn Wds, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove are acceptable city names or spellings, Echo Lake, Forest Lake on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich is located at 42°1132N 88°517W (42.192324, -88.088098), with an elevation of 850 feet (260 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 census, Lake Zurich has a total area of 7.187 square miles (18.61 km²) (or 94.2%) of which 6.77 sq miles (17.53 km 2) is land and 0.417sq miles (1.08 km²), (or 5.8%) is water. Lake Zurich is the largest lake in the Swiss canton of Canton of Zurich. It is home to the Swiss National Museum of Natural History and Science, which opened in 1872. The museum is located on the banks of Lake Zurich and has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art, including the famous "Sculpture of the World" by Frida Ghitis. The lake is also home to a museum of Swiss history, the "Swiss National Gallery of Art" and the Swiss Museum of Nature and Science. It was founded in 1876. The city's name is derived from the Swiss town of Zurich, which was once the capital of the Swiss province of Zurich and the city of Zurich itself. It has a population of 1,856,000 (or 1.7 million people) and an area of 6.7 square miles, or 6.3 square miles. The town's name means "Lake of the Stars" in Swiss German, which means "lake of the stars".

History

The area of Lake Zurich was first settled by European descendants in the 1830s. Two early pioneers were George Ela, after whom the Ela township is named, and Seth Paine, who established a number of commercial ventures in the town. In 1988, a historic, landmark legal case in Illinois took place settling a dispute on Lake Zurich, thereby clarifying throughout Illinois property owners' rights on private lakes. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in Beacham v. Lake Zurich Property Owners Association (123 Ill. 2d 227; 526 N.E.2d 154; 1988 Ill. LEXIS 91; 122 Ill. Dec 14, filed June 20, 1988) that each individual owner of the private (aka non-public) lake's bottom has the legal right to recreate over the surface waters of the entire private lake. The High Court ruled that by ownership of a lake bottom land, each partial-lake-bottom owner of a private lake can not be prohibited from recreating on the surface water that may be located above other owners' lake bottom properties. Riparian land rights were defined in Illinois. The lake now known as Lake. Zurich was named Cedar Lake at the time. It remained primarily a farming community; although the village was connected to the railroad in 1910, the line was closed ten years later. The arrival of the highway system with Rand Road (U.S. Route 12) in 1922 and Half Day Road (Illinois Route 22) in 1927 established Lake Zurich as a convenient summer resort.

Eminent domain controversy

The village government has used eminent domain to obtain properties in an attempt to increase downtown revenue via new businesses. As of 2004 Lake Zurich had acquired all the property intended to fulfill its downtown redevelopment project. A 2007 court defeat brought the issue back into the public eye, as a village-owned rental parcel was denied eminent domain. The renters were granted the ability to stay through the end of their lease due to clerical errors made by the village's legal and administrative employees regarding this parcel in particular. The protests failed to garner much attention and ended up failing. The village has since acquired all of the property it needed for its redevelopment project in 2004. The project is now in the process of moving forward with the construction of a new promenade in the downtown area of Lake Zurich, which is expected to be completed in 2015. The redevelopment project has been dubbed the "Lake Zurich Revitalization Project" and is being led by the city's mayor, Michael Zuckerman. It is expected that the project will be completed by 2016. It will be the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin and the second in the U.S., after a number of other cities have done the same thing in the 1990s and 2000s. The town hopes to build a new hotel and convention center on the site of the former Lake Zurich Hotel and Conference Center in the near future. It also hopes to develop a new shopping center in the future. The city has also planned to build new homes and apartments in the area.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 18,104 people, 5,746 households, and 4,866 families residing in the village. There were 5,828 housing units at an average density of 898.9 per square mile (347.1/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 92.31% White, 0.81% African American, 0,17% Native American, 3.82% Asian, 0.,01% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.55% of the population. The median income for a household in theVillage was $101,872, and the medianincome for a family was $108,108. The per capita income for the village is $30,287. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of those under age 18 were below the poverty line, including 2.9% ofThose under age18 and 5.9%. The village is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The U.N. Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of anyrace. The village has a population density of 2,792.3 inhabitants per square inch (1,078.1 per km²).

Village government

The village of Lake Zurich is headed by Village President Thomas Poynton, who was reelected in 2017. The village has a six-member Board of Trustees. Mary Beth Euker was elected village trustee in 2017 to a 4-year term. Janice Gannon was elected to a four year term in 2019. Kathleen Johnson was re-elected Village Clerk in 2017, and was appointed in 2016. Greg Weider was appointed to the board in 2016, and elected in 2017 for a 4 year term. Jon Sprawka, Marc Spacone were elected in 2015 to 4 year terms and re- elected in 2019, and were appointed in 2017 and elected to 4- year terms. Greg Beaudoin was elected in 2016 to a 3-year terms, and won a seat on the village board as Trustee in 2007. He was appointed as a trustee in 2016 and elected for a 3 year term, and then elected for another 3 year terms in 2018, and again in 2018 and 2019, to a 5-year-term. The board has a total of six trustees, with four elected to four year terms, three elected to three year terms each, and two elected to two year terms of one year each, in 2015 and 2017. It is a village of 1,200 people, and has a population of 2,000, according to the 2011 census. It has been in existence since the mid-19th century, and is located on the banks of the Illinois River.

Popular culture

Lake Zurich is the hometown of Sandra Bullock's character Dr. Ryan Stone in the 2013 science fiction film Gravity. It is also the birthplace of U.S. President George W. Bush. The city is also home to the city of Zurich, Switzerland, which was once part of the Swiss canton of Wurzburg. The town has a population of more than 1,000,000 and is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was the inspiration for the film Gravity, starring Bullock and Tom Hanks, which is set in the city in the 2030s and 1940s. It also inspired the film's title, "Gravity," which is based on a true story about a man who travels around the world in search of his wife and children in the 1950s and 1960s.

Education

Public schools are managed by the Lake Zurich Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. A small section of east Lake Zurich is served by Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 and Consolidated High School District 125. Until 2009, Charles Quentin Elementary School was also a school in the district. The district was remapped and students attending Charles Quentin were assigned to various other schools. The site of the former Charles Quentin school became a large part of the retail shopping center known as K Bildeer Village Square. Private schools include St. Francis de Sales (Catholic) (Preschool-8) and St. Matthew (Lutheran) (K-8), as well as Quentin Road Christian School (Baptist) (k-12) and Adlai E. Stevenson High School (9-12), which is in Lincolnshire. The school district's website is at: http://www.lake-zurich.org/schools/Lake-Zurich-Community-Unit-School-District-95-Kildeer-Countryside-Community Consolidated-High-School District 96 and Conolidated High- School District 125 (K-12, K-9, and 6-8). The district also has a private school, Lake Zurich Christian School, which is located in Long Grove, Illinois, and serves students in Deer Park and parts of Deer Park. It is also possible to attend private school in Lake Zurich, such as Lake Zurich High School.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois = 46.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 28. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 22. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lake Zurich = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 19,759 individuals with a median age of 35.2 age the population grows by 14.69% in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,852.87 residents per square mile of area (1,101.45/km²). There are average 3.16 people per household in the 6,527 households with an average household income of $99,471 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.75% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.20%. The number of physicians in Lake Zurich per 100,000 population = 277.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Lake Zurich = 36 inches and the annual snowfall = 33 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 185. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 89.35%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $364,020 and home appreciation of -17.55%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.95 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,617 per student. There are 15.7 students for each teacher in the school, 671 students for each Librarian and 716 students for each Counselor. 7.10% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.60% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.32% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lake Zurich's population in Lake County, Illinois of 9,215 residents in 1900 has increased 2,14-fold to 19,759 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.08% female residents and 49.92% male residents live in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois are married and the remaining 28.84% are single population.

  • 34.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Lake Zurich require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.26% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.54% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.09% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois, 89.35% are owner-occupied homes, another 8.85% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.81% are vacant.

  • The 57.57% of the population in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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