Lockport, IL
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Lockport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,175 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lockport is the 92nd largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lockport, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lockport, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lockport’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lockport does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $79,845.00.

Lockport real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Lockport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lockport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lockport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lockport who work in office and administrative support (16.99%), management occupations (9.73%), and sales jobs (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Lockport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Lockport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lockport 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lockport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lockport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lockport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.56 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Lockport citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.26% of adults in Lockport have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lockport in 2010 was $33,487, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,948 for a family of four.

The people who call Lockport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lockport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lockport include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lockport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.