Wauconda has the 2062nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Wauconda is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Wauconda is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Wauconda is $200,300, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Wauconda hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wauconda. 76% of Wauconda workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Wauconda spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.