Lake Catherine, Illinois

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Lake Catherine, Illinois
Lake Catherine is located in Illinois
Lake Catherine
Lake Catherine
Location in Illinois
Lake Catherine is located in the United States
Lake Catherine
Lake Catherine
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°29′2″N 88°7′27″W / 42.48389°N 88.12417°W / 42.48389; -88.12417Coordinates: 42°29′2″N 88°7′27″W / 42.48389°N 88.12417°W / 42.48389; -88.12417
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water0.54 sq mi (1.41 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total1,379
 • Density1,517/sq mi (585.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Lake Catherine is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census.[1]


Lake Catherine is located in northwestern Lake County at 42°29′2″N 88°7′27″W / 42.48389°N 88.12417°W / 42.48389; -88.12417 (42.483969, -88.124172).[2] It is bordered to the north by Kenosha County, Wisconsin, to the east by the village of Antioch, and to the west by the community of Channel Lake. It surrounds Lake Catherine, a bay of Channel Lake, one of the Chain O'Lakes of northern Illinois.

Illinois Route 173 passes through the community, leading east through Antioch village 16 miles (26 km) to Zion and west 9 miles (14 km) to Richmond. Chicago is 55 miles (89 km) to the southeast, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, is 20 miles (32 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lake Catherine CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) are land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 37.45%, are water.[3]


At the 2000 census,[4] there were 1,490 people, 594 households and 418 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,400.3 per square mile (542.7/km²). There were 733 housing units at an average density of 688.9/sq mi (267.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.72% White, 0.81% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 594 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

23.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median household income was $56,970 and the median family income was $61,607. Males had a median income of $47,000 and females $35,076. The per capita income was $23,401. About 7.6% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Lake Catherine CDP, Illinois". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2002-05-27. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.