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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,935
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+8,034
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,700
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,074

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,558
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$974
Median House Value$360,200

Ancestry

Polish26.2%
German20.1%
Irish17.9%
Italian14%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Lithuanian5.1%
English3.8%
Croatian2.4%
Czech2.2%
Swedish2.1%
Greek1.9%
Serbian1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovene0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Lemont Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCook County
Standard Zip Codes60439
Phone Area Codes63,03,31,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.67
Approximate Longitude-87.99

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)

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationAURORA
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Darien22,126$111,970
Downers Grove49,644$119,096
Lockport25,226$97,813

Lemont Public Libraries

Lemont Public Library District
50 EAST WEND STREET
Lemont, Illinois
(630) 257-6541

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Lemont Public Schools

Lemont Twp High School
800 Porter St
ZIP: 60439
(630) 243-3230
High
Total Enrollment 1407
Oakwood School
1130 Kim Pl
ZIP: 60439
(630) 257-2286
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Old Quarry Middle Sch
16100 W 127th St
ZIP: 60439
(630) 257-2286
Middle
Total Enrollment 819
River Valley School
15425 E 127th St
ZIP: 60439
(630) 257-2286
Primary
Total Enrollment 745

Lemont Private Schools

Everest Academy
11550 Bell Rd
ZIP: 60439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Maironis Lithuanian School
14911 127th St
ZIP: 60439
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 500
Mary Sears Children's Academy
15533 129th St
ZIP: 60439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Montessori Elementary School Of Southwest Cook Cty
16427 135th St
ZIP: 60439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Mount Assisi Academy School
13860 Main St
ZIP: 60439
Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
Ss Cyril & Methodius School
607 Sobieski St
ZIP: 60439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 457
St Alphonsus/st Patrick School
20w145 Davey Rd
ZIP: 60439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
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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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