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Overview

Introduction to Lemont, Illinois

Lemont, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 mile SE of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 24 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Lemont History

The village of Lemont was settled in 1836, when the Illinois and Michigan Canal was being planned and constructed. The village was created to provide support services that were required in the construction of the canal. Limestone quarrying became the main industry of Lemont, and contributed significantly in its development. Many of the earlier buildings were built from limestone and exist to this day. Lemont was officially incorporated in 1873.

Lemont and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois & Michigan Canal
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Slovenian Cultural Center
  • Lemont's Heritage Quarries Recreation Area
  • Big Run Golf Course
  • Palos Hills Lake

Things To Do In Lemont

The Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, which is the home of PGA tour’s BMW Championship, is located in Lemont. There are thousands of acres of forest preserves surrounding Lemont, which have about 65 miles of biking and hiking trails.

Lemont Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Lemont Higher Education

Lewis University, Benedictine University and Moraine Valley Community College are some of the educational institutions around the area.

People

Total Population 16,513
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,231
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.1%
Median Earnings25+ $52,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,600

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,241
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $869
Median House Value $342,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 19.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lemont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60439, 60440, 60490
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.68
Longitude -88.06

Lemont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bolingbrook 74,371 $83,216
Darien 22,263 $94,863
Downers Grove 49,504 $110,081

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lemont Public Libraries

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50 E. WEND STREET
Lemont, Illinois
(630) 257-6541
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Lemont High Schools

LEMONT TWP HIGH SCHOOL
800 PORTER ST
630-257-5838
Serves 1,241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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Historic Lemont

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Station of the Chicago and Alton Railroad between 1900 and 1910

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Station of the Chicago and Alton Railroad between 1900 and 1910

View from picnic grounds between 1900 and 1905

Picnic grounds between 1900 and 1905

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