Shields Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Shields Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°16′44″N 87°51′21″W / 42.27889°N 87.85583°W / 42.27889; -87.85583Coordinates: 42°16′44″N 87°51′21″W / 42.27889°N 87.85583°W / 42.27889; -87.85583
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
 • Supervisor Gayle Stringer
 • Total 17.69 sq mi (45.82 km2)
 • Land 17.68 sq mi (45.79 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 36,612
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-097-69485

Shields Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 39,062.[2] The Naval Station Great Lakes is located in this township.


Shields Township covers an area of 17.7 square miles (45.8 km2).[2]

Cities and towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains two cemeteries: Lake Forest and Saint Marys.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Lake Forest Hospital Heliport

Railroad lines[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 36,612 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Shields township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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