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Park City, IL

Lake County, 35 miles N of the Loop. Owners of four mobile home parks banded together to incorporate Park City in 1958 to block annexation from nearby Waukegan. In the late 1970s, a federal housing lawsuit claimed that residents excluded non- whites. Since that time, the minority population has increased, and single-family homes have emerged alongside trailer homes. In the late 1990s Columbia College of Missouri opened a small branch campus in Park City.


Park City, IL (inc. 1958)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1960 1,408   107
  1,404 White (99.7%)      
  1 Negro (0.1%)      
  3 Other races (0.2%)      
1990 4,677   12.8% 99
  3,868 White (82.7%)      
  220 Black (4.7%)      
  25 American Indian (0.5%)      
  215 Asian/Pacific Islander (4.6%)      
  349 Other race (7.5%)      
  707 Hispanic Origin* (15.1%)      
2000 6,637   32.1% 103
  4,008 White alone (60.4%)      
  500 Black or African American alone (7.5%)      
  15 American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.2%)      
  586 Asian alone (8.8%)      
  10 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.2%)      
  1,149 Some other race alone (17.3%)      
  369 Two or more races (5.6%)      
  2,506 Hispanic or Latino* (37.8%)