New Lenox, IL


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New Lenox is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,217 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, New Lenox is the 96th 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.

Unlike some villages, New Lenox isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Lenox are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Lenox is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Lenox who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), management occupations (12.49%), and sales jobs (10.04%).

Because of many things, New Lenox is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making New Lenox 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, New Lenox has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, New Lenox’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In New Lenox, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.27 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in New Lenox use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of New Lenox‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of New Lenox are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.10% of adults in New Lenox have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Lenox in 2010 was $38,663, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,652 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Lenox include German, Polish, Italian, and English.

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