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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Lenox is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.24%), management occupations (11.00%), and sales jobs (10.87%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in New Lenox, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.15 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, New Lenox is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the New Lenox area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The population of New Lenox is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.58% of adults in New Lenox have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Lenox in 2010 was $36,044, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,176 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.