About Wauconda, IL
Wauconda is a village in Illinois. It is a part of Lake County. It is believed that the village was named after an indigenous chef whose name means “spirit water.” A lot of the original settlers of Wacounda came from New England and New York. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first school and post office were built. In 1877 it was officially incorporated as a village. Wauconda started expanding in the period of World War II because of the number of veterans that moved here.
Today, the total area of the village is 5.76 square miles and the population is around 14,00 people, according to the 2020 census.