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Population (year 2000): 17,771. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,197 (+30.5% change)
Males: 8,660 (48.7%), Females: 9,111 (51.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $67,697 (year 2000)
Median house value: $180,000 (year 2000)

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Races in New Lenox:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (31.3%), Irish (27.8%), Polish (16.6%), Italian (13.3%), English (7.9%), Swedish (3.9%).

New! Lenox, Illinois forum

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in New Lenox

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Lenox village

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +7,634 (+75.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Joliet, (9.7 miles pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (30.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, IL (4.7 miles Ingalls IL Manhattan, (6.0 miles IL Mokena, (6.7 miles Heights, IL (7.1 miles Preston IL (7.3 miles Fairmont, IL Lockport, (7.7 miles IL (8.3 miles Frankfort, Grove, IL (8.4 miles Goodings


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 319 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1997: 307 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 1998: 339 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 1999: 369 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2000: 313 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2001: 324 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2002: 364 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2003: 303 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2004: 240 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2005: 293 buildings, average cost: $226,200

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.97 W

Area code: 815


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Retail trade (15.9%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,763 (-26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,134 (12.8%)


 

Crime in New Lenox by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 3 1 3
    per 100,000 11.3 16.9 5.6 16.9
Robberies 6 0 3 0
    per 100,000 33.8 0.0 16.9 0.0
Assaults 12 6 28 6
    per 100,000 67.5 33.8 157.6 33.8
Burglaries 30 29 38 29
    per 100,000 168.8 163.2 213.8 163.2
Thefts 231 318 242 318
    per 100,000 1299.9 1789.4 1361.8 1789.4
Auto thefts 11 8 9 8
    per 100,000 61.9 45.0 50.6 45.0
102.5 100.1 112.3 100.1


Average climate in New Lenox, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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New Lenox-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the New Lenox city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Eric Steinbach - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Apr 4, 1980).


Hospitals/medical centers near New Lenox:
  • SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • ROCK CREEK CENTER,THE (about 12 miles; LEMONT, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Lenox:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 25 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 40 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to New Lenox:
  • HOWELL-NEW LENOX (about 5 miles; NEW LENOX, IL; ID: 1C2)
  • FRANKFORT (about 10 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; ID: LOT)

Amtrak station near New Lenox:
  • 8 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 7 $30,325 $51,985 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $34,868 $46,490 1 $959
Sewerage 8 $34,793 $52,189 4 $3,151
Streets and Highways 18 $82,164 $54,776 2 $1,293
Police Protection - Officers 31 $119,003 $46,065 1 $1,103
Other Government Administration 6 $24,828 $49,656 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $12,857 $51,428 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $8,688 $34,752 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $7,169 $43,014 1 $1,151
Totals for Government 87 $354,694 $48,923 9 $7,656


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Lenox:
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 11 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 16 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 22 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
Public high schools in New Lenox:
  • LINCOLN-WAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,624; Location: 1801 E LINCOLN HWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MARTIN P MCKAY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 33; Location: 516 SOUTH CEDAR ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in New Lenox:
  • PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOO (Students: 1,186; Location: 1800 W LINCOLN HIGHWAY; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in New Lenox:
  • NELSON PRAIRIE SCHOOL (Students: 689; Location: 2366 NELSON RD; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • NELSON RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 648; Location: 2470 NELSON RD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • LIBERTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 151 LENOX ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ALEX M MARTINO JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 580; Location: 731 E JOLIET HWY; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CHERRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 205 KINGSTON DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HAINES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 155 HAINES AVE; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • OSTER-OAKVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 809 N CEDAR RD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • BENTLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 513 E ILLINOIS HWY; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • ARNOLD J TYLER SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 511 E ILLINOIS HWY; Grades: 01 - 03)
Private primary/middle schools in New Lenox:
  • ST. JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 241 W. 2ND AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PROVIDENCE EARLY ED CENTER (Students: 150; Location: 1800 W LINCOLN HWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MARY SEARS CHILDRENS ACADEMY (Students: 22; Location: 13245 W LINCOLN HWY; Grades: KG - 1)
Library in New Lenox:
  • NEW LENOX P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,041,662; Location: 516 S. CEDAR RD.; 96,256 books; 2,266 audio materials; 1,664 video materials; 220 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in New Lenox: Sanctuary Golf Course (A), New Lenox Village Hall (B).

Churches in New Lenox include: Saint Jude's Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Grace Episcopal Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), United Methodist Church of New Lenox (E).

Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery (1).

Creek: Marley Creek (A).

Parks in New Lenox include: Winderwere Park (1), Lions Park (2), Corcoran Park (3), Lower Spring Creek County Forest Preserve (4), Haines Wayside Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


New Lenox compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in New Lenox:
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWHN (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: HAWKINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Lenox:
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLLI-FM (96.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around New Lenox:
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

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