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Park City, Illinois
Location of Park City in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Park City 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
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
 • Total 7,885
 • Density 6,815.04/sq mi (2,631.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 847
FIPS code 17-57654
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Park City is a small city located in the Warren and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States, on the northern end of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 7,570 at the 2010 census.


Park City was incorporated in 1958 through the approval of a referendum by Park City residents. The incorporation was spearheaded by the owners of four trailer parks in the community who wanted to avoid annexation by the neighboring city of Waukegan. In the late 1970s, a federal lawsuit was filed against Park City, alleging that the city was engaging in housing discrimination against non-whites. Since that time, the City has become a multi-cultural community, accepting a wide diversity of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.

Of the city's residential uses, two-thirds are manufactured residential housing and apartments, and one third is single-family housing. The city is split into residential, commercial and industrial zones. Park City sponsors a Chamber of Commerce to promote its growing business base.


Park City is located at 42°21′6″N 87°53′18″W / 42.35167°N 87.88833°W / 42.35167; -87.88833 (42.351668, -87.888437).

According to the 2010 census, Park City has a total area of 1.192 square miles (3.09 km2), of which 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.002 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.

Major streets

  • US 41.svg Skokie Highway
  • Illinois 120.svg Belvidere Road
  • Greenleaf Avenue
  • Washington Street
  • Old Skokie Road


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,408
1970 2,906 106.4%
1980 3,673 26.4%
1990 4,677 27.3%
2000 6,637 41.9%
2010 7,570 14.1%
2020 7,885 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,570 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 45.5% White, 7.4% Black or African American, 5.4% Asian, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 3.9% of two or more races. 65.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,637 people, 2,600 households, and 1,578 families living in the city. The population density was 5,773.0 people per square mile (2,228.3/km2). There were 2,708 housing units at an average density of 2,355.5 per square mile (909.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.39% White, 7.53% African American, 0.23% Native American, 8.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 17.31% from other races, and 5.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.76% of the population.

There were 2,600 households, out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,508, and the median income for a family was $42,387. Males had a median income of $30,767 versus $26,089 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,595. About 6.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

A diversity of housing exists within the city including single and multi-family housing as well as various mobile home parks. The 2000 median house value was $139,000 and the median rent cost was $679.

Park City is served by the Warren-Newport Public Library District.

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