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New Lenox, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Lenox had a population of 26,361 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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New Lenox, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,361
Daytime Population: Workers 13,258
Daytime Population: Residents 12,499
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 26,277
Population in Familes 23,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,650
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $92,634
Average Household Income $109,464
Per Capita Income $36,715


Total Housing Units 8,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,631 (86.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 966 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $275,631
Average Home Value $293,654


Total Households 8,597
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 6,917
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 0.84%
Households 0.99% 0.81%
Families 0.75% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 # 83 94th
Population Density # 403 71st
Diversity Index # 471 65th
Median Household Income # 90 93rd
Per Capita Income # 181 87th

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