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Overview

Introduction to Lockport, Illinois

Lockport, Illinois, in Will county, is 4 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 28 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area.

Lockport History

The area now known as Lockport was once called "Runyontown." It was one of the important shipping points on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. It was officially incorporated in the year 1853.

Lockport and nearby Attractions

  • Gaylord Building
  • Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum
  • Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church
  • Lockport Historic District
  • Broken Arrow Golf Course
  • Morris Park

Things To Do In Lockport

The city of Lockport is near a number of historic sites and museums like the Gaylord Building, the Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum, the Glady Fox Museum and the Isle a la Cache Museum (in Romeoville). Morris Park, the Legion Park, Dellwood Park, and the Lockport Historic District provide a host of recreational facilities to be enjoyed by both children and adults.

Lockport Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Lockport Higher Education

Higher educational institutes near Lockport are Lewis University, the University of St Francis, and Joliet Junior College.

People

Total Population 25,088
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,660
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,450
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,075
Median House Value $206,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 20.5%

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

Lockport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60441, 60446, 60491
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.589
Longitude -88.057

Lockport 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 JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 15.7 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 20.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lockport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Homer Glen (60441, 60491)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crest Hill 20,479 $63,609

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

Lockport Public Libraries

Library
Homer Twp. P.l.d.r
14320 WEST 151ST STREET
Lockport, Illinois
(708) 301-7908
Library Web Site
Des Plaines Valley P.l.d.
121 EAST 8TH STREET
Lockport, Illinois
(815) 838-0755
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Lockport High Schools

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCH EAST
1333 E 7TH ST
815-588-8300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,297 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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Historic Lockport

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Power house (Chicago Drainage Canal) between 1900 and 1910

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Power house (Chicago Drainage Canal) between 1900 and 1910

Chicago Drainage Canal between 1900 and 1910

Chicago drainage canal and controlling works between 1898 and 1910

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