Vernon Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Vernon Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°11′49″N 87°56′33″W / 42.19694°N 87.94250°W / 42.19694; -87.94250Coordinates: 42°11′49″N 87°56′33″W / 42.19694°N 87.94250°W / 42.19694; -87.94250
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
 • Supervisor Daniel C. Didech
 • Clerk Barbara Barnabee
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 67,833
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-097-77668

Vernon Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 67,095.[2]


Vernon Township covers an area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km2); of this, 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2) or 1.14 percent is water.[2] The stream of Indian Creek runs through this township. All of the communities within the township are North Central suburbs of Chicago.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains eight cemeteries: Diamond Lake, Gridley, Knopf, Long Grove, Lutheran, Vernon, Willow Lawn and Zion City.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Chicagoland Airport (historical)[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 67,833 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vernon township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Flying Magazine. p. 63. ISSN 0015-4806. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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