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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lemont who work in management occupations (15.85%), office and administrative support (12.55%), and sales jobs (12.44%).
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 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.
In Lemont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.60 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.
Despite being a small village, Lemont has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Lemont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.79% of adults in Lemont have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lemont in 2018 was $44,700, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,800 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, German, Irish, Italian, and Lithuanian.
Lemont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.48%.
The most common language spoken in Lemont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Indo-European.