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. Much of the housing stock in Lockport was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lockport economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lockport, where the median household income is $78,522.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lockport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.58%), management occupations (11.59%), and sales jobs (9.51%).
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.
In Lockport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Lockport citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.19% of adults in Lockport have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lockport in 2010 was $32,262, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,048 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.