Lemont, Illinois Population 2024

17,506

Lemont is a city located in Cook County, DuPage County, and Will County Illinois. Lemont has a 2024 population of 17,506. Lemont is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,782 in 2020.

The average household income in Lemont is $146,880 with a poverty rate of 2.48%. The median age in Lemont is 44.2 years: 43.4 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Lemont Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lemont was:

  • White: 90.82%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.45%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,066.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.55% (-276)
The current population of Lemont, Illinois is 17,506 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,782.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,94690.82%
Two or more races9205.24%
Asian2851.62%
Black or African American2551.45%
Other race900.51%
Native American620.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lemont Population by Race

Lemont Population Pyramid 2024

Lemont Median Age

44.2

Total

43.4

Male

46.9

Female

Lemont Adults

There are 13,474 adults, (3,493 of whom are seniors) in Lemont.

Lemont Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lemont Sex Ratio

Female8,45648.16%
Male9,10251.84%

Lemont Population by Age

Lemont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,2352.7787.712.3
Married4,0163.3196.73.3
Non Family1,5921.1668.431.6
Female5133.4874.325.7
Male1143.061000

3.27

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

87.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lemont Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1461.2%
Associates Degree1,2049.9%
Bachelors Degree3,35627.59%
Graduate Degree2,08617.15%
High School Graduate2,42619.94%
Less Than 9th Grade3552.92%
Some College2,59221.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lemont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lemont Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,89610,4294,839
Hispanic713705237
2+ Races589589173
Black188162126
Asian164164143
Other Race737325
Native American626262

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Lemont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$79,306$111,042$56,228
Graduate Degree$108,643$139,255$86,467
High School Graduate$53,852$86,875$27,992
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$72,456$86,563$53,144
Some College$66,625$72,253$53,031

$72,456

Average Earnings

$86,563

Average Male

$53,144

Average Female

Lemont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lemont Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lemont Language

74.87% of Lemont residents speak only English, while 25.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 22.35% of the population.

Lemont Language

Lemont Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,2873562.33%
Hispanic1,222725.89%
Multiple877647.3%
Black20320.99%

2.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.62%

Male Poverty Rate

3.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lemont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lemont is Multiple, with 7.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lemont is Black, with 0.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.07%.

Lemont Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.01%
High School4.28%
Less Than 9th Grade3.9%
Bachelors or Greater1.72%

Lemont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.67%
Female Employed2.83%
Male Employed0.17%
Female Unemployed0%

Lemont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lemont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$149,003$168,703
Households$128,694$146,880
Married Families$163,906$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,313$75,950

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lemont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lemont Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lemont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lemont Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lemont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

696

Number of Veterans

673

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam339
Korea118
First Gulf War58
World War II32
Second Gulf War30

Lemont Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+288
65 to 74255
35 to 5498
55 to 6455
18 to 340

Lemont Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6064.95%
2+ Races7110.07%
Other Race1520.55%
Hispanic151.7%
Black42.13%

Lemont Veterans by Race

Lemont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lemont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lemont Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lemont Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lemont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.96%

Born in Lemont

84.95%

Native Born

15.05%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

12.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.95% of Lemont residents were born in the United States, with 73.96% having been born in Illinois. 2.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lemont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,161-69-0.4%
202817,230-69-0.4%
202717,299-69-0.4%
202617,368-69-0.4%
202517,437-69-0.39%
202417,506-69-0.39%
202317,575-36-0.2%
202217,611-37-0.21%
202117,648-134-0.75%
202017,7825032.91%
201917,2791440.84%
201817,135970.57%
201717,038870.51%
201616,9511871.12%
201516,7641200.72%
201416,6441440.87%
201316,5001610.99%
201216,3391210.75%
201116,2181430.89%
201016,07500%
200013,0985,75078.25%
19907,3481,70830.28%
19805,64056011.02%
19705,0801,68349.54%
19603,39764023.21%
19502,7572007.82%
19402,557-25-0.97%
19302,582-14,579-84.95%
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Lemont Population by Year