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New Lenox is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area.
The village was named for the township, which was named for Lenox, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named New Lenox. For links to other places called New Lenox, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Lenox is 41.511N. The longitude is -87.965W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,545.
Non-natives began settling the area 100 years later, in 1829.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Lenox demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60433 ZIP code.
23% of New Lenox residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Lenox ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Lenox was $25,161, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of New Lenox residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Lenox, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.
Libraries in New Lenox include New Lenox Public Library ... View libraries
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Lenox political report.
The average commute time for New Lenox workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Lenox between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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