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The Village of Lakewood
Location of Lakewood in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Lakewood in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry County
Townships Algonquin, Dorr, Grafton
Founded July 10, 1933
 • Total 4.89 sq mi (12.66 km2)
 • Land 4.59 sq mi (11.88 km2)
 • Water 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Total 4,283
 • Density 933.73/sq mi (360.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 815
FIPS code 17-41651
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The Village of Lakewood is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. It was incorporated as a village on July 10, 1933. The population was 3,811 at the 2010 census. Although commonly referred to as Lakewood, the town's proper name is preceded by 'The Village of'.


The Village of Lakewood is located in McHenry County in the state of Illinois. The Village shares its boundaries with the City of Crystal Lake, Village of Lake in the Hills, Village of Huntley, and City of Woodstock.

The Village covers just under 4 square miles (10 km2). There are about 650 acres (2.6 km2) of open space, which equals about 3/4 acre per household. There are 6 lakes, including Crystal Lake which is situated partially in the Village and partially in the City of Crystal Lake, Illinois. The Village is home to two golf courses and several natural areas or wetlands, including the Kishwaukee Fen Nature Preserve. There are also a number of public and private parks and beaches within the Village, as well as walking and bicycle paths and permanent open spaces in the newer subdivisions. Lakewood's recreational areas are West Beach, Crystal Lake, and a number of parks that dot the area.

Small parks, beaches, and boat docks along Crystal Lake's South Shore are private and maintained for use by members of the Country Club Additions Property Owners Association (CCAPOA). This is a homeowners association-like entity for Lakewood houses from approximately Country Club Road (named for Crystal Lake Country Club just to the south) and extending to the south lakeshore. Roads in this lakeside area have decorative posts on the corner of streets intersecting Lake Shore Drive and are called "Gates", such as "Gate 7". The CCAPOA parks take their names from these gates, so a lakeside park would be called "Gate 7 Beach" locally.

Lakewood Illinois Gate 6 street sign
Gate 6 sign on South Lake Shore Drive
View of Crystal Lake from Gate 3 CCAPOA Beach on lake's south shore
CCAPOA Gate 3 Beach of Crystal Lake

Lakewood is located at 42°13′26″N 88°22′18″W / 42.22389°N 88.37167°W / 42.22389; -88.37167 (42.223864, -88.371662), immediately adjacent to Crystal Lake, Illinois.

According to the 2010 census, Lakewood has a total area of 3.974 square miles (10.29 km2), of which 3.67 square miles (9.51 km2) (or 92.35%) is land and 0.304 square miles (0.79 km2) (or 7.65%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 125
1950 393 214.4%
1960 635 61.6%
1970 782 23.1%
1980 1,254 60.4%
1990 1,609 28.3%
2000 2,337 45.2%
2010 3,811 63.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2003, there were 3,050 people, 815 households, and 705 families residing in the village. The population density was 756.0 people per square mile (292.0/km2). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 281.8 per square mile (108.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.11% White, 0.77% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.

There were 815 households, out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $111,172, and the median income for a family was $116,893. Males had a median income of $89,749 versus $40,341 for females. The per capita income for the village was $44,579. About 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


Lakewood is primarily served by Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 47 and Community High School District 155, specifically South Elementary School for those east of Huntley Road, West Elementary School for those west of Huntley Road, Richard F. Bernotas Middle School and Crystal Lake Central High School. The Turnberry Meadows subdivision is served by Huntley's Consolidated School District 158, specifically Chesak Elementary School, Martin Elementary School, Marlowe Middle School and Huntley High School. Turnberry Country Club is used by Crystal Lake Central golf teams for home games.

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