Channel Lake, Illinois
Location in Illinois
Location in the United States
|• Total||2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)|
|• Land||1.80 sq mi (4.67 km2)|
|• Water||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Density||876.39/sq mi (338.32/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Channel Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Antioch Township, Lake County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 1,581.
Channel Lake is located in northwestern Lake County at, on the northwest and southwest sides of Channel Lake, part of the Chain O'Lakes system of lakes in northern Illinois leading to the Fox River. It is bordered to the east by the community of Lake Catherine and to the north by the village of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Channel Lake CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) are land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), or 24.90%, are water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||1,519||1,387||91.29%||87.73%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||5||6||0.30%||0.38%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||4||3||0.24%||0.19%|
|Asian alone (NH)||8||3||0.48%||0.19%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||1||0||0.06%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||2||1||0.12%||0.06%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||26||60||1.56%||3.80%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||99||121||5.95%||7.65%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,785 people, 696 households, and 473 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 916.1 inhabitants per square mile (353.7/km2). There were 855 housing units at an average density of 438.8 per square mile (169.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.13% White, 0.22% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 1.18% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.
There were 696 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,384, and the median income for a family was $62,917. Males had a median income of $39,107 versus $30,050 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,772. About 7.6% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.