New Lenox 72 Excellent
New Lenox Livability #319 ranked city in Illinois#10,122 ranked city in the USARanks better than 65% of areas
B New Lenox Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F New Lenox Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Illinois
New Lenox
11111% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
New Lenox cost of living
A New Lenox Crime Total crime is 33% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,52039% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6639% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
22%Year over year crime is up
New Lenox crime
B New Lenox Employment Household income is 73% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$102,27385% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,66330% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%9% lower than the US average
New Lenox employment
F New Lenox Housing Home value is 57% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$273,80048% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9894% higher than the US average
Home ownership
87%37% higher than the US average
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F New Lenox Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:122% higher than the US average
New Lenox K-12 schools
A- New Lenox User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in New Lenox
Overall user rating
79% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 2 total surveys
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      Living in New Lenox, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, New Lenox is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,347 inhabitants. The majority of New Lenox residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. New Lenox is known to be family friendly as more than 85% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 52% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in New Lenox can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in New Lenox and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare New Lenox to Illinois and the national average.

      New Lenox has a livability score of 68/100 and is ranked #425 in Illinois and #13,649 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. New Lenox scores well for amenities (B), crime (A+) and employment (B). On a less positive note, New Lenox does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (D-), weather (D-), education (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in New Lenox, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. New Lenox has a violent crime rate of 136 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      New Lenox real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in New Lenox. Median real estate prices in New Lenox come in at $273,800, which is 56.6% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In New Lenox, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 10% lower than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in New Lenox were 3.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.5%.

      New Lenox transportation information

      StatisticNew LenoxIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute35min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.2%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.8%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.7%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home4.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The New Lenox, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).