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New Lenox, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Lenox had a population of 26,091 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for New Lenox is located at latitude 41.51 and longitude -87.97 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Lenox (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of New Lenox (GNIS ID: 2399470) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of New Lenox is located within Township of New Lenox, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Lenox population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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New Lenox, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,091
Population in Households 26,012
Population in Familes 23,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 1,633
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,470
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 6,824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,545 (86.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 925 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $275,906
Average Home Value $294,874


Median Household Income $90,848
Average Household Income $105,987
Per Capita Income $35,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.75%
Households 0.91% 0.66%
Families 0.65% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Lenox, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Lenox to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 94th
Population Density1 # 413 70th
Diversity Index2 # 474 65th
Median Household Income # 84 94th
Per Capita Income # 174 87th

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