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Lemont township, IL map Land area: 20.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 18,002 (94% urban, 6% rural)
Males: 8,612  (47.8%)
Females: 9,390  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 17,399 (15,782 owner occupied, 1,617 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

33%


Races in Lemont township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.8
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.95

Lemont township:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.37

Estimated median household income in 2009: $87,541 ($76,516 in 1999)
This township:

$87,541
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $896 (lower quartile is $739, upper quartile is $1,247)
Here:

$896
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $408,591 (it was $241,000 in 2000)
Lemont township:

$408,591
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $288,015 - $573,952

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $464,377
Here:

$464,377
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $406,928
Here:

$406,928
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $273,473
Here:

$273,473
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $374,314
Here:

$374,314
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $423,294
Here:

$423,294
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $327,322
Here:

$327,322
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $151,488
Here:

$151,488
State:

$62,382
Population density: 883 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Lemont.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lemont township: Mid-Iron Golf Course (A), Knollwood Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Camp Palos (C), Gleneagles Country Club (D), Cog Hill Country Club (E), Lemont Fire Protection District Station 2 (F), Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4 (G), Holy Family Villa (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lemont township include: First Church of the Nazarene (A), Saint James at Sag Bridge Catholic Church (B), Welcome Hill Missionary Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Vernon Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Goose Lake (A), Holy Family Villa Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lemont township: Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,650 (65% naturalized citizens)

Lemont township:  9.2%
State:  12.3%

62% of Lemont township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14509
  • Northeast: 289
  • Midwest: 991
  • South: 294
  • West: 216

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $344,400

Lemont township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Lemont township, Illinois:

  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,744
  • One, attached: 510
  • Two: 137
  • 3 or 4: 232
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 to 49: 53
  • 50 or more: 158
  • Mobile homes: 10
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $350,000


Housing units in Lemont township with a mortgage: 3,609 (290 second mortgage, 535 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,169

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 221
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,165
  • 1990 to 1994: 878
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,110
  • 1970 to 1979: 705
  • 1960 to 1969: 383
  • 1950 to 1959: 472
  • 1940 to 1949: 218
  • 1939 or earlier: 915

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lemont township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 203
  • 5 rooms: 706
  • 6 rooms: 931
  • 7 rooms: 970
  • 8 rooms: 1,000
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,200

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lemont township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 88
  • 3 rooms: 229
  • 4 rooms: 314
  • 5 rooms: 135
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lemont township:

  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 560
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,336
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,657
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 433

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lemont township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 343
  • 2 bedrooms: 388
  • 3 bedrooms: 105
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Lemont township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 146
  • 1 vehicle: 826
  • 2 vehicles: 2,516
  • 3 vehicles: 1,045
  • 4 vehicles: 366
  • 5 or more vehicles: 145

Cars and other vehicles available in Lemont township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 168
  • 1 vehicle: 484
  • 2 vehicles: 141
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lemont township:

  • Polish (29.3%)
  • German (15.7%)
  • Irish (14.9%)
  • Italian (11.0%)
  • Lithuanian (4.4%)
  • United States or American (2.8%)
  • English (2.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Poland (42%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (18%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Ireland (5%)
  • Greece (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,859 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 535 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 52 (1%)
  • Railroad: 415 (5%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (1%)
  • Other means: 28 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 313 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (97%)
  • Electricity (3%)

People in group quarters in Lemont township, Illinois:

  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

83.8% of residents of Lemont township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
12.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 20% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,402
  • In family households: 16,050 (3,970 male householders, 728 female householders)
    4,182 spouses, 6,483 children (6,141 natural, 123 adopted, 219 stepchildren), 113 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 109 parents, 268 other relatives, 124 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,352 (501 male householders (414 living alone)), 676 female householders (594 living alone)), 175 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 600 (368 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,598 2-persons, 983 3-persons, 1,172 4-persons, 632 5-persons, 236 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,008 1-person, 160 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

4,455 married couples with children.
402 single-parent households (102 men, 300 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 656
Here:

26.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 187
Here:

17.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 199
Here:

28.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lemont township:

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