McHenry County Gains 1,150 People, Census Bureau Estimates, Crystal Lake Up 9 Since 2010

As of July 1, 2017, McHenry County was the only county in the Chicago metro area to gain population since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The total is up 1,150 from 2010 to a total of 308,760 in the most recent one.

This three-some of Green Party bikers were off from the train station to the Woodstock Square to see the Old Courthouse and Jail, where Socialist Presidential Candidate Eugene Debs was held prisoner for a while.

Woodstock however, which paid for a special census not too long ago to gain the coveted Home Rule status that goes with having more than 25,000 people got bad news.

There are now only an estimated 24,770 people in town.

Huntley is also in danger of slipping under the 25,000 limit in the 2020 census.

As of this latest count, 24,291 are in town.

This is not an official census number, so the huge sales tax hike the City Council passed will not disappear.

But, there is hope if Woodstock does not pick up 230 residents in the next two years.

However, even with lower numbers the city council could keep the new taxing power by getting a referendum passed.

Crystal Lake remained the largest municipality at4 0,743–up 9 people from the last estimate.

McHenry now has an estimated population of 26,992


McHenry County Gains 1,150 People, Census Bureau Estimates, Crystal Lake Up 9 Since 2010 — 37 Comments

  1. The important questions are: How many cats are still here? How many shotguns? Sunshine blogger, get to the bottom of this. 164 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwww…

  2. Would be interesting to know the demographics of those leaving and those coming into McHenry County. Namely ages, education, political affiliation, occupations, etc.

    Then, do a comparison between those leaving and coming regarding age, education, occupation, etc. Net, net, are those coming have higher education, better occupations, etc than those leaving or lower, lesser occupations?

  3. those leaving or lower education, lesser occupations (or perhaps NO occupations)?

  4. I’m not sure that Woodstock residents would be off the hook if Woodstock’s population were to fall to under 25k.

    Back when Woodstock was talking about Home Rule, I read some legal article that stated Home Rule municipalities don’t automatically lose their Home Rule status if their population drops to under 25k – they have to pass a referendum to get rid of it.

  5. @Billy Bob

    What you say may well be true.

    Pretty sure that we all agree that once a law is on the books, it’s a rarity to see it removed.

    That said, now that the good citizens of Woodstock see what “Da Mayor” and the council have in store for them under Home Rule, maybe a referendum to abolish Home Rule would pass a bit easier.

    The politicians never figure that they will have to face the music when they lie and so they lie with abandon.

  6. I can’t wait to sell my house and get the hell out of this Hell.

  7. I find this all very interesting.

    People are leaving the County in droves. Driven out be high taxes, but also due to a sense the area is declining demographically.

    Johnsburg has really taken a hit. Woodstock is worse.

  8. That’s the million dollar question, Fed Up.

    The 2020 census is going to be interesting, because there will be a question about citizenship for the first time since the 1950 census.

    We won’t get a really precise estimate of the number of illegals in this country, but right now all we are getting is wildly divergent guesses.

  9. Woodstock’s population ‘grew’ from 24,836 in 2010 census to 25,085 in the special (taxpayer funded) census. Something doesn’t jive.

    Who is ready to repeal Home Rule in Woodstock after 2020?

  10. Home. Rule will it go away in Woodstock if population ‘falls’ below 25,000. There is no statute for that situation.

    Either the voters will have to collect signatures for a referenda or the City Council will vote to put a referenda on the ballot (which we all know will not happen.)

    There’s a Facebook page: Woodstock Home Rule-Dump It After 2020 Census

  11. I believe I remember that the Census folks just looked at new subdivisions and did not look at the rest of the city.

  12. Let’s go deeper into this very relevant inquiry and find out about shoe size, zodiac sign, underwear brand, religion, favorite movie, favorite pet, phobias, hair color, worst nightmare, eye color, favorite song, and favorite blog of all those leaving or coming to beautiful, forever rural McHenry County. Sunshine blogger, show us how a patriotic blogger makes a buck. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  13. If Kane County has numbers even close to approaching these numbers, the long meadow parkway is being constructed at the right time to deal with this population explosion.

    It makes all this inconvenience and knowledge of all those people who lost their property through emminient domain and those who lost further value and are trapped with this highway adjacent to them easier to take.

    Leave it to government to have its pulse on the future.

  14. Wow. What a comment from dent saying commenters are “losers” because they are questioning the makeup of people in McHenry County. Consider. The left wing leader of Canada that is widely admired in left wing circles wants to carefully consider who comes into Canada. Should we residents of McHenry County ALSO only want the best persons with US/American values come into our County? Are there morons, like Pelosi and Schumer, who defend MS13 muderers, ?who would want thugs coming into our County

  15. The goofball and pest failed to also include hat size of our father when applying for a mortgage.

    Thank god for our forefathers to have incorporated the provision of free speech. With that we intelligent citizens can be exposed to and hear ridiculous speech and toss it aside as stupid. Currently, it is the Democrats led by Pelosi and Schumer and their sick followers that are spreading far left wing propaganda tied to Obama and his left wing cabal.

  16. Let’s go deeper into this creative and innovative population selection filter proposal suggested by out political science and sociology professor. Beautiful and idyllic rural McHenry County deserves no less. Please include in the questionnaire Cubs or White Sox, Bears or Packers, Yanni or Laurel. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  17. Sick. Deranged. That is those people who support the policies of the top Democrat leaders, Pelosi, Schumer and Hillary Clinton. These top Democrats have compassion for the gangs of MS 13 who murder victims. That is the face of the Democrat Party. What an outrage. Who in their right mind would support MS 13 as do the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi says that MS 13 are people and human beings. Anyone in their logical and right mind agree with TOP Democrat Pelosi on this? Are you a moron or imebecile to support Democrats?

  18. Our Political Science and Sociology professor back to his usual punchline, Pelosi, Schumer, blah, blah, blah, blaaaaaaahhhhh…this is the same inept sunshine commenter who rants about “better occupations…or lower, lesser occupations” coming to beautiful, forever rural, idyllic McHenry county. We know these right wingers too well; supposedly caring for the little man, but they do not fool anybody here. Repeat with me: Speaker Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi…stay tuned…meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  19. More proof by leftie commenters here that supporters of Democrats, local or national, are stupid. They are the “useful idiots”. THEY are the danger to our Nation.

  20. Our distinguished Political Science and Sociology professor leaves the question unanswered; perhaps to induce intellectual curiosity and lively discussion in the cyber-space. What are exactly “better occupations” vs. “lower, lesser occupations?” 163 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  21. The DEMOCRAT party is the party of the intellectually challenged and immature
    among many other antisocial attributes as clearly demonstrated by the above post.

  22. I agree with Bred … Angel is a psychotic ant-White racist who may get kudos in the degenerate school system he takes up space in, but will be jettisoned rather quickly when the SHTF.

    Sorry Angel, you’re on the wrong side of history, decency, morality and honesty.

    Here’s a rare pix of Angel as a young boy with his murdering political idol, sweet Fidel Castro, c.1964 (Angel is the the boy in the extreme NE corner of the photo, face only partially featured on the photo):

  23. Dear family values, God fearing, gun clinging, compassionate conservative brothers and sisters. We are used to your usual vomiting of racially charged insults. Please explain what are exactly those “better occupations” vs. “lower, lesser occupations.” Your vast audience of this sunshine blog patiently awaits your enlightening explanation. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  24. Honest Abe,

    —the Democratic Party is a complete mess.

    A year before his ‘wife’ lost, Bill Clinton had a premonition of how things could go very wrong.

    He revealed his foreboding—perhaps fittingly—at fund-raising events.

    He would hint at what he considered his wife’s glaring vulnerability: the roiling discontent of the White working class.

    The travails of the group—44 percent of eligible voters—preoccupied him.

    He could recite one grim statistic after another.

    ven at this early date in the campaign, he knew that their cultural alienation might place them beyond the reach of a Democrat.

    And while most fake-news pundits at that point still considered Trump the second coming of Herman Cain, a circus act rather than a serious candidate, Clinton feared Trump’s ability to channel white-working-class rage.

    “He’s a master brander and he[’s] sensing sort of the emotional landscape of people he’s selling to,” Clinton told donors gathered in Atlanta in October 2015.

  25. Were Sager’s houseboys counted?

    That would make up some of the Woodstock deficit.

    Problem is, they don’t hang around long after they’re replaced.

    Nicky Provenzano is still around right?

  26. “Crystal Lake remained the largest municipality at 0,743–up 9 people from the last estimate.”

    Please proofread before posting. My eyes hurt..

  27. ** in this case it’s beaner counter **

    WTF? Normally you at least try to make your racism more subtle.

  28. Alabama? Nice of you to use a Marxist word to call out someone you think is beneath you with your higher than thou attitude. Very apropos.

  29. Glad I can help. Always good to check your work before you publish as it is a reflection of you.

    I got the census and wondered what the reason was.

    Guess I’ll look into Home Rule myself since this article provides minimal pertinent information…

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