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.
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 (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.
Lockport 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 city’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, Lockport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Lockport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.91 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Lockport is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Lockport, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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.