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Lemont, IL
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Lemont profile

Living in Lemont

Lemont is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,531 people and four associated neighborhoods, Lemont is the 145th largest community in Illinois.

Lemont home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Lemont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

A relatively large number of people in Lemont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.88% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Lemont is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lemont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lemont perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Lemont, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.65 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Lemont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lemont, 44.73% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lemont in 2018 was $53,286, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,144 for a family of four.

Lemont is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lemont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lemont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lemont include Polish, Irish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lemont's cultural character, accounting for 15.05% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Lemont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Indo-European.