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. 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.

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 (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.

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.

One downside of living in Lockport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.95 minutes every day commuting to work.

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.