The village is named after a body of water named "Lake Zurich," which is completely located inside the village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,104 people, 5,746 households, and 4,866 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,792.3 people per square mile (1,078.7/km). There were 5,828 housing units at an average density of 898.9 per square mile (347.3/km). The racial makeup of the village was 92.31% White, 0.81% African American, 0.17% Native American, 3.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.55% of the population.
Public schools are managed by the Lake Zurich Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. A small section of east Lake Zurich is served by Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 and Consolidated High School District 125.
Lake Zurich is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake Zurich offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. ... The public schools in Lake Zurich are highly rated.