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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.


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Median household income
Local
$67,697
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Lenox demographic reports
New Lenox is on Hickory Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Tracy
· Van Horne's Point
· Young Hickory
In 1728, the French established a trading post in the area.

Non-natives began settling the area 100 years later, in 1829.

Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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26% of New Lenox residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Lenox, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.


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Libraries in New Lenox include New Lenox Public Library ... View libraries

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Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Lenox political report.

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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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