Introduction to Romeoville, Illinois

Romeoville, Illinois, in Will county, is 3 miles S of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Romeoville is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,153 people in Romeoville.

Romeoville History

Romeoville was originally named Romeo, after the romantic hero of Shakespeare's drama. The economy of Romeoville was mainly dependent on agriculture and dairy farms. However, the adjacent stone quarries also helped the village prosper. In fact, Romeoville is also known as the ’stone City." It was incorporated as a village on January 21, 1895.

Romeoville and nearby Attractions

  • Isle a la Cache Museum
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail
  • Will County Forest Preserve
  • Lockport Township Park Museum
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Channahon State Park

Things To Do In Romeoville

The parks and playgrounds of Romeoville include the Century Park, Conservation Park, Atchley Park, Independence Park, Haley Meadows Park, Wesglen Park, Weslake Park and Pacific Park. You can enjoy fishing on Lake Strini at Conservation Park. The DuPage Children's Museum and Lockport Township Park Museum are also nearby.

Romeoville Transportation

International air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International.

Romeoville Higher Education

Lewis University is located inside of Romeoville, while Joliet Junior College, the University of St Francis, Benedictine University and North Central College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 39,675
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 18,521
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $38,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,887


Median Family Income $74,299
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%


People Living Alone 16.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,321
Median House Value $167,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.3%
Irish 12.2%

Romeoville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60441, 60446
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.647
Longitude -88.089

Romeoville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.2 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 11.8 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 23.4 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, Romeoville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Homer Glen (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
Bolingbrook 74,112 $83,740
Crest Hill 20,444 $63,606
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