Life in Lake in the Hills

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A Glimpse of Lake in the Hills

Lake in the Hills is a scenic mix of business, recreation, and retail resources occupying 10.3 square miles in Northeastern Illinois, McHenry County.

Community Profile - FY 2020 Annual Budget

Public Safety

The Village is served by three fire districts:

  • Algonquin/LITH Fire Protection District
  • Huntley Fire Protection District
  • Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department


Lake in the Hills is served by School Districts 300, 158, 47, and 155, with the following public schools located in the Village:

  • Lake in the Hills Elementary School (300)
  • Lincoln Prairie Elementary School (300)
  • Chesak Elementary School (158)
  • Hannah Martin Elementary School (158)
  • Henry Marlowe Middle School (158)

Elgin Community College and McHenry County College also serve Lake in the Hills residents and businesses.


Lake in the Hills is home to 29,228 people (2016, Special U.S. Census Bureau). The Village experienced significant growth since 1990 (see table below)

Year Population Households
1990 5,866 1,874
2000 23,152 7,652
2016 29,228 10,299


  • Avg. summer temperature: 74°F
  • Avg. winter temperature: 26°F
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 28 inches
  • Avg. annual rainfall: 32 inches

Racial Composition (2010)

  • White: 88.0%
  • Hispanic (of any race): 10.0%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Asian or Pacific Island: 5.4%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%

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