Ela Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Ela Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°11′52″N 88°03′49″W / 42.19778°N 88.06361°W / 42.19778; -88.06361Coordinates: 42°11′52″N 88°03′49″W / 42.19778°N 88.06361°W / 42.19778; -88.06361
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
 • Supervisor Lucy A. Prouty
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 44,026
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 17-097-22853
Website elatownship.org

Ela Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,654.[2]


Ela Township bears the name of George Ela, an Illinois legislator.[3]


Ela Township covers an area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km2); of this, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) or 4.24 percent is water. Lakes in this township include Ashley Lake, Bresen Lake, Echo Lake, Forest Lake, Lake Germaine, Lake Louise, Lake Zurich and Leo Lake.

Cities and towns[edit]

The United States Census data from the year 2000 shows Arlington Heights, primarily in Cook County, extending slightly into the southeast corner of Ela Township (covering 0.00 sq mi), as well as the southwest corner of Vernon Township (covering 0.01 sq mi) directly to the east of Ela.[4] However, the Lake County GIS shows an even smaller extension into Vernon Township and none into Ela.[5]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains three cemeteries: Fairfield, Lake Zurich and Saint Matthew Lutheran.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Honey Lake Heliport
  • Rotor Swing Heliport

Railroad lines[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201644,026[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ela township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  4. ^ Census map of Lake County
  5. ^ Lake County Illinois Maps Online Archived 2008-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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