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New Lenox, IL
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New Lenox profile

Living in New Lenox

New Lenox is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,594 people and seven associated neighborhoods, New Lenox is the 79th largest community in Illinois.

New Lenox real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although New Lenox house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that New Lenox has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in New Lenox telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, New Lenox 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, New Lenox really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Lenox 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 New Lenox, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.60 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

New Lenox is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.48% of adults in New Lenox have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in New Lenox in 2022 was $47,780, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,120 for a family of four.

The people who call New Lenox home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Lenox residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Lenox include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in New Lenox is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.