Lemont, IL
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Lemont is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,788 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, Lemont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lemont are a mix 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 office and administrative support (15.45%), management occupations (15.29%), and sales jobs (10.42%).

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.

Lemont is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lemont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lemont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lemont, the average commute to work is 33.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.64% of adults in Lemont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lemont in 2010 was $38,231, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,924 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lemont include Irish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.

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