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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,739
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+19,642
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26%
Median Earnings25+$41,152
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,793
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,729

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,328
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,432
Median House Value$166,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
German14.3%
Polish11.3%
Irish11.3%
Italian8.6%
English2.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
African1.8%
Czech1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Arab1.1%
Lithuanian1%
Russian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Ghanaian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Egyptian0.5%
Macedonian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Jordanian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Romeoville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60446
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.64
Approximate Longitude-88.08

Romeoville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance11.8 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
StationPARK FOREST
Distance23.4 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
Bolingbrook74,320$84,828
Crest Hill20,316$61,843
Lemont16,587$116,522
Lockport25,096$95,453
Naperville145,789$129,855
Plainfield41,881$125,588

Romeoville Public Libraries

White Oak Library District
201 WEST NORMANTOWN ROAD
Romeoville, Illinois
(815) 886-2030

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Romeoville Public Schools

A Vito Martinez Middle School
590 Belmont Dr
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-6100
Middle
Total Enrollment 718
Irene King Elem School
301 Eaton Ave
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
John J Lukancic Middle Sch
725 W Normantown Rd
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-2216
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
Kenneth L Hermansen Elementary
101 Wesglen Pkwy
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-7581
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Robert C Hill Elem School
616 Dalhart Ave
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-4343
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Romeoville High School
100 N Independence Blvd
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1854
Skoff Elementary
775 W Normantown Rd
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-8384
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Valley View Early Childhood Cntr
753 Dalhart Ave
ZIP: 60446
(815) 886-7827
Primary
Total Enrollment 207

Romeoville Private Schools

Little Explorers Christian Montessori
174 Highpoint Dr
ZIP: 60446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Romeoville Christian Academy
301 W Normantown Rd
ZIP: 60446
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 166
St Andrew The Apostle
505 Kingston Dr
ZIP: 60446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
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