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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Lockport is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 25,198. Lockport is in Will County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lockport offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Lockport there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lockport and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lockport are highly rated.
About Lockport...
Population
25,198

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Lockport Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    537
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lockport

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,023
National
$55,322
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Lockport Reviews

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I moved here sight unseen, and in 4 years it has blown me away in the poorest way.
Overcrowded, poor infrastructure, dirty littered streets, fields that are not mowed, trees not trimmed, and the drug issue here is so obvious. An influence of either being on dope or alcohol. I've seen it and reported it. Stolen cars and tons of people just hanging where they don't belong. I've called the Sheriff numerous times and they are disinterested, cocky, and usually late on response.
Lockport is a place you either love or hate. I hate it. Simply hate it.
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Lockport is known to be the safest town of the suburbs! It has historical feels as it has kept landmarks that have made Illinois what we are today. There are many family food places, and is a quiet small town!
Lockport is a very average small city. It's nice how everything is very close together- personally, a Walgreens, Walmart, Aldi, Jewel-Osco, the highway, and more, are just a minute's drive away from my house. New restaurants are seemingly always popping up in said general area. My neighborhood, though humble, is very safe, mostly quiet, and feels like a great place to start a family, and I'm sure the same can be said for other neighborhoods in the city. Lockport Township High School is a very good school, one of the highest-ranked in the state. Overall, it's a decent place to live, but it's nothing spectacular.