Lockport, IL
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Living in Lockport


Lockport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,615 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 $84,147.00.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lockport who work in management occupations (11.70%), office and administrative support (11.12%), and sales jobs (10.31%).

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.

In Lockport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Lockport citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.88% of adults in Lockport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lockport in 2018 was $34,714, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,856 for a family of four. However, Lockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

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