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.

New Lenox is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

New Lenox 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 village’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, New Lenox’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in New Lenox is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Lenox, the average commute to work is 34.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the village, public transportation in New Lenox is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For New Lenox, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of New Lenox citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.