Lisle, Illinois

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Lisle, Illinois

Introduction to Lisle, Illinois

Lisle, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 5 miles NE of Naperville, Illinois (center to center) and 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Lisle is home to some 21,182 residents.

Lisle History

The village of Lisle was first settled after the Blackhawk War in 1832. James and Luther Hatch were the first permanent settlers of the area. Lisle is the oldest settlement of DuPage County. It was named after Lisle, New York. The First Congregational Church of DuPage was built in Lisle in 1833. The post office was established in 1834 and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad first arrived in the village in 1864.

Lisle and nearby Attractions

  • Morton Arboretum
  • Lisle Station Park
  • Cantigny Park
  • Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Cosley Zoo

Things To Do In Lisle

Lisle is home to Morton Arboretum which includes several native woodland forest preserves, gardens, hiking trails, and a restored prairie. You can explore the history of the village by visiting the museums in Lisle Station Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the River Bend Golf Course. The Sea Lion Aquatic Park includes a large open swim area, five waterslides, an adults-only deck area, three whirlpool spas, a sand play area, and free-flowing waterfalls. You can enjoy shopping at the College Square Shopping Center.

Lisle Transportation

You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.

Lisle Higher Education

Benedictine University is the local university. Wheaton College, College of Dupage, and North Central College are also nearby.

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High Points

Lisle strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lisle Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Lisle Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lisle Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lisle People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lisle College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lisle Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Lisle Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lisle Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Lisle, Illinois

Comparing Lisle to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Lisle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Naperville, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60532
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.79
Longitude -88.07

Lisle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 1.9 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
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
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Lisle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,182 100%
Male 10,629 50.2%
Female 10,553 49.8%
Under 18 5,166 24.4%
18+ 16,016 75.6%
65+ 1,664 7.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.15
White 17,661 83.4%
African-American 736 3.5%
Asian 2,073 9.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.2%
Other 355 1.7%
Mixed Race 311 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,163 5.5%

Estimated Lisle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 23,376
Growth 2,194
Growth % 10.4%

Lisle Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
German 16.2%
Irish 11.1%
Polish 9.9%
Italian 9.5%
English 5.3%
Swedish 2.7%
US/American 2.6%
Czech 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Greek 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Slovak 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Romanian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
European 0.5%
African 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Egyptian 0.3%
Moroccan 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lisle 21,182 $86,917
Darien 22,860 $87,412
Downers Grove 48,724 $80,604
Glen Ellyn 26,999 $95,332
Naperville 128,358 $101,590
Westmont 24,554 $64,472
Woodridge 30,934 $71,546

Lisle Public Libraries

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