Lemont is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,291 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lemont is the 156th 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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lemont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lemont is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lemont who work in management occupations (15.27%), office and administrative support (12.89%), and sales jobs (12.03%).
Also of interest is that Lemont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Lemont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lemont a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lemont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lemont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Lemont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Lemont is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Lemont are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.55% of adults in Lemont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lemont in 2018 was $45,924, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,696 for a family of four.
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, German, Irish, Italian, and Lithuanian.
The most common language spoken in Lemont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Indo-European.