Lake County

Lake County is one of 102 counties in Illinois, and is in the Chicago metro area.

Lake County is home to some of the wealthiest areas in Illinois. In fact, according to the 2000 census, it led the state in per-capita income.

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lake County, Illinois was $46,343. This was an increase of 19.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 150% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.

19% of residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish.

Lake County, Illinois is also the home of the training facility to the Chicago Bears.