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, 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 (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 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.

In New Lenox, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.15 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.

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.