Lockport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,231 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lockport is the 92nd largest community in Illinois. Lockport has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lockport, where the median household income is $79,148.00.
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.
Unlike some cities, Lockport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lockport are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.19%), management occupations (11.39%), and sales jobs (10.36%).
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 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, Lockport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lockport 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 Lockport is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lockport, the average commute to work is 33.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lockport is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lockport area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Lockport is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.90% of adults in Lockport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lockport in 2010 was $33,374, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,496 for a family of four.
Lockport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.