Lake County Life
What is Lake County Life? Well, it’s all of the things that make Lake County, Illinois special. It’s our natural beauty, our schools and businesses, the active and healthy people who live, work, and play here, and so much more. Lake County leaders and community partners have collaborated to develop this website and video to promote Lake County’s many benefits.
About Our County
Lake County is located in northeastern Illinois, with Lake Michigan to the east, Wisconsin to the north and the City of Chicago to the south. The county's communities include picturesque rural communities, highly developed urban centers, wealthy suburbs and tourist communities.
The 2010 census showed an estimated 703,000 people call our county home, According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,368 square miles of which, 448 square miles of it is land and 920 square miles of it is water, much of it in Lake Michigan. Besides Lake Michigan, which borders the county on the east, we also have 170 other lakes and rivers, along with 400 miles of streams, and thousands of acres of wetlands.