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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 43,957
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 22,461
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.1%
Median Earnings25+ $46,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,988

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,500
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,209
Median House Value $235,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 16.7%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Addison 37,270 $61,893
Elmhurst 45,469 $120,697
Glen Ellyn 27,890 $130,677
Glendale Heights 34,497 $64,925

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

Lombard Public Libraries

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Helen M. Plum Memorial Library
110 W. MAPLE ST.
Lombard, Illinois
(630) 627-0316
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Lombard High Schools

GLENBARD EAST HIGH SCHOOL
1014 S MAIN ST
630-627-9250
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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