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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Lemont is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,780. Lemont is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lemont offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lemont there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Lemont tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lemont are highly rated.
About Lemont...
Population
16,780

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$347,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    656.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lemont

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,056
National
$55,322
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Lemont Reviews

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Lemont is a fantastic place to live. The charm & views are a unique combination that I haven't seen anywhere else in Illinois. It has beautiful homes (old and new), historical allure, and a growing number of restaurants/shops that make its downtown even more appealing. As an 'outsider' who moved here 4 years ago, I feel like part of this town. I run into people I know all the time, the shop owners often call me by name. Whether I'm enjoying an evening on the patio overlooking the canal at one of the best breweries around (I'm looking at you Pollyanna Brewing Co) or watching my kids playing sports through 2 great youth rec organizations (Lemont Park District and Naz Rec) or just walking around the charming downtown, there is always something to do. If you can't find exactly what you need, you are 10 minutes from the shopping in neighboring suburbs!
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Lemont has great small town charm within an arms reach of a fantastic metropolitan area. There are wonderful people, terrific restaurants, just secluded enough to feel like you are somewhere small and quaint. Many movies have filmed here, and the education system is top notch.
The town is tiny. It is a safe, small town where kids grow up fast and the older folks stay around forever. The schools have great programs for children from all walks of life. K-12 schools have great programs for children that need extra help and 9-12 has AP and honors programs that allow students to exceed their own expectations. The nightlife is very dim and seen only in small pubs or chain restaurants. There are gyms and yoga studios that allow people to stay active and the hills give runners more of a workout. It is a place to get speeding tickets because the speed limit is constantly 25-35, but this is because of the amount of schools and parks seen throughout the town. There is a park in every neighborhood and about 6 schools throughout town. It is a great place for children to grow up, a restless place for teenagers, and a perfectly sleepy place for people that need a break.