Lake Zurich Illinois Overview and Crime Rate Statistics
Lake Zurich is the name of a village and it is located in Lake County, Illinois, USA. Lake County is classified as a northwestern suburb of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Lake Zurich was home to around 19,631 people.
Lake Zurich gets its name from an actual lake, which is also called Zurich. The lake is located in the village itself.
In 2015, Lake Zurich was voted as the number one location in Illinois for young families by NerdWallet.com. Earlier, in 2006, it earned the title of being one of the “Best Places to Raise a Family”. US News called it one of the most affordable places to live in the USA.
In 2013, the village even went on to receive some Hollywood fame after Sandra Bullock’s character in the film ‘Gravity’ was presented as a resident of Lake Zurich.
The local train serves as a very important mode of transportation for residents in Zurich.
Lake Zurich Illinois Demographics
According to the 2000 census, Lake Zurich was home to 18,104 people, 4,866 families, and 5,746 homes. The population density was placed at 2,792.3 people/square mile. The average housing density was estimated to be an 898.9/square mile, with an estimated 5,828 housing units.
In terms of racial diversity, the village was home to 0.17% Native Americans, 0.01% Pacific Islanders, 0.81% African Americans, 92.31% Caucasians, and 3.82% Asians. Around 1.97% were other races, while 0.92% were of mixed-race origins.
The Latino/Hispanic population, irrespective of race, accounted for 5.55% of the total population.
54% of 5,746 households had children below the age of 18 residing with them. 75% of those households were occupied by married couples. Around 7.1% of the households were occupied by single women, while 15.3% were classified as ‘non-families’.
Around 16.87% of the people living here are those born outside the US.
12.4% of all households were occupied by individuals and 3.5% of those households were occupied by single elders (above the age of 65). Average family size and average household size was put at 3.42 and 3.12, respectively.
Around 34.1% of the population was found to be under the age of 18, while 5% were found to be between 18 to 24. Another 34.1% of the population was made up of people aged 25 to 44. 5.9% of the population was 65 years old or over.
The median age was estimated to be 35. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females aged 18 or more, there were around 97.4 males.
Lake Zurich Illinois Crime
The statistics for Lake Zurich have been sourced from various law enforcement agencies and reflect figures published for the year 2017. They are also based on the current population of 19,903 people.
The village is ranked 42 for safety in the US, with 100 being the highest, making Lake Zurich a fairly safe location. The total number of crimes reported stand at 325, of which, 318 are property crimes and 7 are violent crimes. This puts the respective crime rates at 16.33, 15.98, and 0.35.
Your possibilities of becoming a victim of violent crime in Lake Zurich stands at 1 in 2,843. The village reported only 5 cases of assaults and 2 cases of rape in 2017. This means the crime rate for Assault and Rape stands at 0.25 and 0.10, respectively.
The figures for Murder and Robbery stand at 0.
As for property crime, Lake Zurich reported 17 cases of burglary, 297 cases of theft, and 4 cases of motor vehicle theft, bringing the respective crime rate to 0.85, 14.92, and 0,20.
Your chances of becoming a victim of property crime in Lake Zurich stands at 1 in 63.
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