Waukegan is the largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area, located approximately 45 miles north of Downtown Chicago. As of the 2013 census estimate, Waukegan had a population of 88,826, which makes it the ninth-largest city in Illinois by population. Waukegan is a blue collar town that formerly served as an important industrial hub within the Chicagoland area. Waukegan contains many international food eateries, which typically are Latin American, as Waukegan has a high Latin-American population. Waukegan also consists of many Afro-Cut shops as the city has a large African-American population as well, second only to its Latino community.