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Lemont is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles Cook and DuPage counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The name of the community, which is situated at an elevated point in the land, comes from the French word for mountain, "la mont."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lemont. For links to other places called Lemont, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lemont is 41.673N. The longitude is -88.001W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,319.
Limestone from the community's quarries was used in the construction of the Library of Congress and Chicago's oldest building, the Water Tower.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lemont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook 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 60439 ZIP code.
20% of Lemont residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lemont ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lemont was $28,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Lemont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lemont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $669. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,478.
Libraries in Lemont include Lemont Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lemont include Lemont Reporter-Met
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lemont political report.
The average commute time for Lemont workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lemont between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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