New Lenox, IL

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Living in New Lenox

New Lenox is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,214 people and seven constituent 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.

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 sales jobs (11.62%), office and administrative support (11.54%), and teaching (11.46%).

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.

One downside of living in New Lenox, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.93 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.

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 citizens of New Lenox are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.44% of adults in New Lenox have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Lenox in 2018 was $44,665, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,660 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, 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.