Round Lake, Illinois

According to bestitude, Round Lake, Illinois is a village located in Lake County, within the Chicago metropolitan area. It has a population of roughly 19,000 people and is situated just 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The village was first settled in 1836 by the Potawatomi Indians and later incorporated as a village in 1896.

Round Lake offers a diverse selection of housing options with many single-family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes to choose from. The village also offers plenty of recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. Residents can enjoy swimming at the local beach, fishing at one of the five community lakes, or playing on one of the several sports fields throughout town. There are also two golf courses located nearby for avid golfers to practice their skills on. In addition to these activities, Round Lake hosts an annual 4th of July fireworks display and other seasonal events throughout the year that bring together locals and tourists alike to celebrate their shared community spirit.

The local economy is strong with major employers such as Walmart, Target, Costco, Kohl’s and Walgreens all having stores in Round Lake. In addition to these major retailers there are several locally owned businesses that contribute to the area’s economic growth including restaurants like La Casa de Pedro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina or Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill; retail stores like Round Lake’s Craft & Antique Mall; specialty shops like The Cheese People; fitness centers like Anytime Fitness; salons like Hair Expressions Salon & Spa; and more!

According to biotionary, the Round Lake Area Schools serve over 6500 students from pre-K through 12th grade with four elementary schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6-8), one high school (Grades 9-12) plus two alternative education centers for those who may require additional support services outside of traditional learning environments. Additionally, College of Lake County has a satellite campus located in Round Lake that provides higher education opportunities for those wishing to pursue advanced degrees or certifications in their chosen field.

Round Lake is an ideal location for families looking for a safe place to call home with plenty of recreational activities nearby plus easy access to both city life (Chicago) and rural life (Lake County). With its excellent school district and numerous employment opportunities within its borders – it’s no wonder why this quaint little village is growing so quickly.

Population: 5,842. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,803 (+153.4% change)
Males: 2,948 (50.5%), Females: 2,894 (49.5%)

Lake County

Zip code: 60073

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $58,051
Median house value: $150,900

Races in Round Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.2%)
  • Hispanic (22.1%)
  • Other race (10.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (25.0%), Irish (12.3%), Polish (12.0%), English (6.6%), Italian (5.6%), Swedish (3.3%).

Elevation: 785 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Round Lake, Illinois


For population 25 years and over in Round Lake

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Round Lake village

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

20.6% Foreign born (15.2% Latin America, 2.6% Europe, 2.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,166 (+58.9%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Round Lake:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Round Lake:

  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 21 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Abbreviation: ENW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 31 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Round Lake:

  • CAMPBELL (about 4 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; Abbreviation: C81)
  • WESTOSHA (about 13 miles; WILMOT, WI; Abbreviation: 5K6)
  • CAMP LAKE (about 13 miles; CAMP LAKE, WI; Abbreviation: 49C)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Round Lake:

  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 5 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 18 miles; PALATINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,229)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 24 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,575)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; ELGIN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,077)

Public high school in Round Lake:

  • ROUND LAKE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,510; Location: 800 HIGH SCHOOL DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Round Lake:

  • JOHN T MAGEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 896; Location: 500 N CEDAR LAKE RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • RAYMOND ELLIS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 827; Location: 720 W CENTRAL PARK; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 756; Location: 882 NIPPERSINK AVE; Grades: KG – 01)
  • W J MURPHY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 220 GREENWOOD ST; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • ROUND LAKE BEACH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 672; Location: 1421 ARDMORE DR; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • INDIAN HILL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 1920 LOTUS DR; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 880 NIPPERSINK AVE; Grades: 01 – 06)

Private primary/middle school in Round Lake:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 118 N LINCOLN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)


Library in Round Lake:

  • ROUND LAKE AREA P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,549,288; Location: 906 HART RD.; 97,427 books; 5,055 audio materials; 4,891 video materials; 316 serial subscriptions)