New Lenox, IL

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Population

25,701

1.4% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$104,621

2.3% growth

Poverty Rate

2.62%


Number of Employees

13,484

2.51% growth

Median Property Value

$279,000

1.9% growth

About

In 2017, New Lenox, IL had a population of 25.7k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $104,621. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Lenox, IL grew from 25,347 to 25,701, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $102,273 to $104,621, a 2.3% increase.

The population of New Lenox, IL is 91.2% White Alone, 6.02% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.53% Two or More Races. 6.24% of the people in New Lenox, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Lenox, IL are Capri Beauty College (457031) (38 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in New Lenox, IL is $279,000, and the homeownership rate is 88.9%. Most people in New Lenox, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in New Lenox, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of New Lenox, IL employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in New Lenox, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,883 people), Educational Services (1,643 people), and Retail Trade (1,523 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($233,281), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($233,281), and Utilities ($87,969).

Median household income in New Lenox, IL is $104,621. Males in New Lenox, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in New Lenox, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$104,621

2017 value

± $3,913

2.3%

1 Year Growth

± 5.08%

Households in New Lenox, IL have a median annual income of $104,621, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,273 in 2016, which represents a 2.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Lenox, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Lenox, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Lenox, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8811.16

  2. Census Tract 8811.05

  3. Census Tract 8811.15

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Lenox, IL was Census Tract 8811.16 with a value of $109,355, followed by Census Tract 8811.05 and Census Tract 8811.15, with respective values of $105,842 and $101,771.

The following map shows all of the places in New Lenox, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Lenox, IL (669 out of 25.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    666 ± 151

  2. Two Or More

    3 ± 100

  3. Hispanic

    3 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Lenox, IL is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.5k

2017 Value

± 665

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 6.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Lenox, IL grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 13.2k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Lenox, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,670 people), Management Occupations (1,646 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,424 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Lenox, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Lenox, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,670 people), Management Occupations (1,646 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,424 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Lenox, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.08 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.51 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Lenox, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($105,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($104,038), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($91,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.5k

2017 Value

± 665

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 6.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Lenox, IL grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 13.2k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Lenox, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,883 people), Educational Services (1,643 people), and Retail Trade (1,523 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Lenox, IL, though some of these residents may live in New Lenox, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Lenox, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,883 people), Educational Services (1,643 people), and Retail Trade (1,523 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Lenox, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.63 times higher than expected), Construction (1.34 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Lenox, IL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($233,281), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($233,281), and Utilities ($87,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.2% of the population of New Lenox, IL has health coverage, with 75.1% on employee plans, 3.26% on Medicaid, 8.18% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of New Lenox, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in New Lenox, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.8%

Uninsured

75.1%

Employer Coverage

3.26%

Medicaid

8.18%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

0.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Lenox, IL declined by 21.8% from 3.58% to 2.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Lenox, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New Lenox, IL is home to a population of 25.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.98% of New Lenox, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of New Lenox, IL is composed of 23.5k White Alone residents (91.2%), 1.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.02%), 394 Two or More Races residents (1.53%), 162 Asian Alone residents (0.63%), 130 Black or African American Alone residents (0.506%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.07%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Lenox, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (612 speakers), Korean (176 speakers), and Arabic (142 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Lenox, IL was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in New Lenox, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Lenox, IL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.98%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.98% of New Lenox, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Lenox, IL was 2.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Lenox, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 New Lenox, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of New Lenox, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Lenox, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.5k ± 493

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.55k ± 437

  3. Two or More Races

    394 ± 146

In 2017, there were 15.2 times more White Alone residents (23.5k people) in New Lenox, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Hispanic or Latino and 394 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New Lenox, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    612 speakers (2.59%)

  2. Korean

    176 speakers (0.744%)

  3. Arabic

    142 speakers (0.6%)

6.24% of New Lenox, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in New Lenox, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.59% of the overall population of New Lenox, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.744% speak Korean and 0.6% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    348 ± 91

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    203 ± 95

  3. Korea

    168 ± 75

New Lenox, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Lenox, IL awarded 38 degrees. The student population of New Lenox, IL is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 47 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Lenox, IL are White (36 and 94.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 5.26%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in New Lenox, IL by number of degrees awarded are Capri Beauty College (457031) (38 and 100%).

The most popular majors in New Lenox, IL are General Cosmetology (38 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in New Lenox, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in New Lenox, IL was General Cosmetology with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in New Lenox, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

38 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the New Lenox, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Capri Beauty College (457031) with 38 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

38

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Lenox, IL, which is 0 times less than the 38 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    36 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Lenox, IL were to White students. These 36 degrees mean that there were 18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Lenox, IL was $279,000 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $273,800 to $279,000, a 1.9% increase. The homeownership rate in New Lenox, IL is 88.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Lenox, IL have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Lenox, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$104,621

Median Household Income

± $3,913

8.43k

Number of Households

± 467

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.43k households in New Lenox, IL grew to $104,621 from the previous year's value of $102,273.

The following chart displays the households in New Lenox, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$279,000

2017 Median

± $4,837

$273,800

2016 Median

± $4,754

In 2017, the median property value in New Lenox, IL grew to to $279,000 from the previous year's value of $273,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Lenox, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Lenox, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Lenox, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Lenox, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

88.9%

2017 Homeownership

87.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 88.9% of the housing units in New Lenox, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 87.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Lenox, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Lenox, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Lenox, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

34.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Lenox, IL have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.15% of the workforce in New Lenox, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Public Transit

    6.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Lenox, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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