Lombard, Illinois

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Lombard, Illinois

Introduction to Lombard, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 5 miles E of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 42,322 people lived in Lombard.

Lombard History

Lombard was originally part of the Potawatomi Indian lands. It was first settled by the whites in the 1830s. The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad entered the village around 1848. This made it easier for local farmers and merchants to travel to Chicago conveniently. A number of commercial buildings developed around the train station. In 1869, Lombard was officially incorporated. It was named after Josiah Lombard, a banker and real estate developer in Chicago.

Lombard and nearby Attractions

  • Lombard Historical Society Museum
  • Lilacia Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Lombard

There are several churches in Lombard including the Assembly of God Church of Lombard, Saint Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lombard Church of the Nazarene, Lombard Mennonite Church, First Church of Lombard, and Lombard Gospel Chapel. Shopping can be enjoyed at Yorktown Shopping Center. You can also enjoy shopping in the numerous shops in downtown Lombard. The Enchanted Castle is another place worth visiting. In addition, leisure hours can be spent at the Eastview Terrace Park, Lilacia Park, Vista Pond Park, and Madison Meadow Park.

Lombard Transportation

You can avail international flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Lombard Higher Education

College of Dupage, Elmhurst College, and Wheaton College are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Lombard Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lombard Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lombard People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Lombard College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Lombard Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lombard Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lombard Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Lombard Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Lombard, Illinois

Comparing Lombard 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 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 5
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1

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Lombard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60148
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.87
Longitude -88.01

Lombard 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 4.7 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 AURORA
Distance 17.3 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
Distance 21.6 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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Lombard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 42,322 100%
Male 20,537 48.5%
Female 21,785 51.5%
Under 18 9,716 23%
18+ 32,606 77%
65+ 6,138 14.5%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 36,829 87%
African-American 1,141 2.7%
Asian 2,982 7%
American Indian & Alaskan 62 0.1%
Other 606 1.4%
Mixed Race 695 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,012 4.8%

Estimated Lombard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 42,816
Growth 494
Growth % 1.2%

Lombard 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
German 19.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
Irish 14.4%
Italian 13.1%
Polish 8.9%
English 5.1%
Swedish 2.3%
US/American 2%
Dutch 1.9%
Czech 1.6%
Greek 1.4%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Flowerfield (60148)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lombard 42,322 $69,686
Addison 35,914 $59,007
Elmhurst 42,762 $81,496
Glen Ellyn 26,999 $95,332
Glendale Heights 31,765 $64,115
Oakbrook Terrace 2,300 $85,374
Villa Park 22,075 $62,805

Lombard Public Libraries

Helen M. Plum Memorial Library
110 W. MAPLE ST.
Lombard, Illinois
(630) 627-0316
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Roosevelt Rd. - Lombard
201 West Roosevelt Road
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Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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