Grandwood Park, Illinois

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Grandwood Park, Illinois
"Lake County's Best Kept Secret"[1]
Grandwood Park is located in Illinois
Grandwood Park
Grandwood Park
Location in Illinois
Grandwood Park is located in the United States
Grandwood Park
Grandwood Park
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°23′33.02″N 87°59′12″W / 42.3925056°N 87.98667°W / 42.3925056; -87.98667Coordinates: 42°23′33.02″N 87°59′12″W / 42.3925056°N 87.98667°W / 42.3925056; -87.98667
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)
 • Land1.62 sq mi (4.19 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total5,202
 • Density3,213/sq mi (1,240.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
60031 (Gurnee)
Area code(s)224, 847

Grandwood Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Warren Township, Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,202 at the 2010 census.[3]


The community is in north-central Lake County, in the northwestern part of Warren Township. It is bordered to the north by the village of Old Mill Creek, to the west by Lindenhurst, and to the south and east by Gurnee. U.S. Route 45 runs along the west side of the CDP, leading south 9 miles (14 km) to Mundelein and north 12 miles (19 km) to Bristol, Wisconsin. Illinois Route 132 forms the southern boundary of the CDP; it leads east 4 miles (6 km) to Gurnee and northwest 3 miles (5 km) to Lindenhurst. Exit 8 on Interstate 94 is 2 miles (3 km) east of Grandwood Park on Route 132, 44 miles (71 km) north of downtown Chicago.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Grandwood Park CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.22%, are water.[4] Grandwood Lake is a small impoundment on Mill Creek in the center of the community.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,521 people, 1,572 households, and 1,229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,798.3 people per square mile (1,077.5/km²). There were 1,602 housing units at an average density of 991.6/sq mi (381.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.86% White, 4.14% African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.49% Asian, 2.10% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.57% of the population.

There were 1,572 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,674, and the median income for a family was $78,624. Males had a median income of $57,961 versus $34,471 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,912. About 3.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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


  1. ^ "Grandwood Park Park District". Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grandwood Park Census Designated Place
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Grandwood Park CDP, Illinois". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.