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Lakemoor, Illinois
Location of Lakemoor in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Lakemoor in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake, McHenry
 • Total 5.54 sq mi (14.36 km2)
 • Land 5.30 sq mi (13.73 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.64 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total 6,182
 • Density 1,166.42/sq mi (450.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 815
FIPS code 17-41326
Wikimedia Commons Lakemoor, Illinois

Lakemoor is a village in Lake and McHenry counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 6,017 at the 2010 census, up from 2,788 in 2000.


Lakemoor is located at 42°20′25″N 88°12′11″W / 42.34028°N 88.20306°W / 42.34028; -88.20306 (42.3401437, -88.2031240).

According to the 2010 census, Lakemoor has a total area of 5.253 square miles (13.61 km2), of which 5.01 square miles (12.98 km2) (or 95.37%) is land and 0.243 square miles (0.63 km2) (or 4.63%) is water.

Major streets

  • US 12.svg
  • Illinois 59.svg
  • Illinois 120.svg Rand Road/Belvidere Road
  • Bay Road
  • Chapel Hill Road
  • Lincoln Road
  • Cuhlman Road
  • Lily Lake Road
  • Darrell Road
  • Sullivan Lake Road
  • Fox Lake Road
  • Volo Village Road
  • Gilmer Road


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 736
1970 797 8.3%
1980 723 −9.3%
1990 1,322 82.8%
2000 2,788 110.9%
2010 6,017 115.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,788 people, 1,014 households, and 717 families residing in the village. The population density was 651.4 people per square mile (251.5/km2). There were 1,161 housing units at an average density of 271.3 per square mile (104.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.72% White, 0.65% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.03% of the population.

There were 1,014 households, out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 41.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,217, and the median income for a family was $60,542. Males had a median income of $48,510 versus $32,841 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,499. About 9.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Since the census in 2000, Lakemoor has had numerous new developments which has greatly increased the population of the city. Lakemoor Farms, The Meadows, and The Pines of Lakemoor have created an influx of new homes in the area, which is prompting interest in retail and other city centers for the new residents. A new large store anchored strip mall has been planned and approved to open in two phases on the corner of Route 120 and U.S. Route 12.


Lakemoor borders Lily Lake, a glacial lake of approximately 89 acres (360,000 m2). A village park, with playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and a beach occupy its eastern shores, while a boat launch provides water access from IL-Rte 120. Boat motors are limited to under 10 horsepower, but a small electrical motor provides enough power for access anywhere on the lake. The lake is populated by largemouth bass (catch and release only), bluegill, crappie, carp, and perch.

The Fox River flows through the area, providing ample opportunity for summer and winter water sports.

Four state parks and six county conservation areas are nearby, including Moraine Hills State Park and the Volo Bog State Natural Area.


U.S. Route 12 and Illinois Route 120 traverse the village.

  • Distance to the Chicago Loop: 48 miles (77 km)
  • Distance to O'Hare Airport: 38 miles (61 km)
  • Distance to Mitchell Field: 53 miles (85 km)
  • Distance to Downtown Milwaukee: 60 miles (97 km)
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