Vernon Township
Location in Lake County
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLake
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Government
 • SupervisorJonathan Altenberg
 • ClerkBarbara Barnabee
 • AssessorGary P. Raupp
Area
 • Total36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
67,833
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-097-77668
Websitewww.vernontownship.com

Vernon Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 67,095.[2] The name "Vernon Township" comes from George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon.[3]

Geography

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 communities within the township are North Central suburbs of Chicago.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Adjacent townships

Cemeteries

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

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)67,833[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

References

  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. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Halsey 1912, p. 532.
  4. ^ "Flying Magazine". Flying: 63. February 1964. ISSN 0015-4806. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.