New Lenox, IL
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New Lenox is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,800 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 (12.49%), sales jobs (11.05%), and management occupations (10.75%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.60 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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: 39.06% of adults in New Lenox have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Lenox in 2010 was $35,271, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,084 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, Polish, Italian, and English.

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