|Motto: "The Arboretum Village"|
|Elevation||676 ft (206 m)|
|Area||7.02 sq mi (18 km2)|
|- land||6.84 sq mi (18 km2)|
|- water||0.18 sq mi (0 km2)|
|- Incorporated||June 23, 1956|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area codes||630, 331|
|Website: Village of Lisle, Illinois|
Lisle is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 22,930 at the 2011 census, and estimated to be 23,135 as of 2008. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is also the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III.
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In 1830, Bailey Hobson, a Quaker, was the first settler in what would become DuPage County, Illinois, as well as Lisle Township. The town of Lisle was permanently settled in 1832, by brothers James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch after the close of the Black Hawk War. The two brothers acquired land near what is now Ogden Avenue and began a small farming community named "DuPage" or "East DuPage" because, of its proximity to the east branch of the DuPage River. To the west of Hatchs' Dupage, the largest and oldest community in the region to become DuPage County was founded in 1831, on the west branch of the DuPage River, by brothers Joseph Naper and John Naper: Naper Settlement, present-day Naperville, Illinois.
Lisle experienced many firsts in the 1830s. In 1832, James C. Hatch set aside some of his land for the first and only community burial ground in the East DuPage Settlement. Today, Lisle Cemetery is one of the oldest registered cemeteries in the state of Illinois. Hatch operated the first wagon and blacksmith shop and began Lisle's infant dairy industry with a creamery. Formed in 1833, the East DuPage Religious Society had a circuit rider preacher with house churches and was the first Christian organization in DuPage County, which later became the First Congregational Church of DuPage in 1842. The first post office was managed by John Thompson in 1834, and the first log schoolhouse was constructed in that same year and later replaced, in 1837, with a frame structure.
DuPage, Illinois, was within the Webster and Naperville Precincts of the newly formed DuPage County in 1839, the county having been formed from western Cook County. In 1850, DuPage County formed its first townships, and the name Lisle was first proposed by early settler Alonzo B. Chatfield of Lisle, New York; the proposal was accepted, creating Lisle Township. The township was incorporated on September 7, 1956. The village was named after Lisle, New York.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived, in 1864, with the newly constructed depot at Lisle Station. In 1874, a fire destroyed the Lisle Station depot, but it was later rebuilt by the CB&Q Railroad.
Lisle is located at  According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 7.02 square miles (18.2 km2), of which 6.84 square miles (17.7 km2) (or 97.44%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 2.56%) is water. Most of Lisle lies within the watershed of the east branch of the DuPage river.(41.7924954, -88.0882100).
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,182 people, 8,663 households, and 5,241 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,323.7 people per square mile (1,283.9/km²). There were 8,997 housing units at an average density of 1,411.7 per square mile (545.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.38% White, 3.47% African American, 0.19% Native American, 9.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.49% of the population.
There were 8,663 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 estimate, the median household income in the village was $75,594, and the median income for a family was $98,056. The mean household income was $101,647 and the mean family income was $131,485. The per capita income for the village was $43,072. About 1.8% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
SXC Health Solutions and Molex are among the companies based in Lisle. Navistar International recently relocated its headquarters to Lisle, occupying the large corporate buildings previously owned by Lucent Technologies. The corporate footprint of Lisle continues to expand as large companies seek an easily accessible, highly visible alternative to Chicago.
Top employers 
According to the Village's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top ten non-city employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||Platinum Systems Specialists, Inc.||1,500|
|5||Lisle Auto Group||420|
|7||SXC Health Solutions||300|
Arts and culture 
Points of interest 
- It is home to the Morton Arboretum and the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum.
- Location of the Lisle Park District's outdoor museum village, Lisle Station Park.
- Four Lakes Ski Hill is a facility for skiers and snowboarders in the area.
- Created by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, the Bulls/Sox Training Academy runs year-round training programs in baseball, fastpitch softball, and basketball for youths.
Primary and secondary schools 
Lisle's school district is Lisle Community Unit School District 202; a portion of Lisle lies in the Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Although not located within Lisle, the majority of high school students living in Lisle attend Naperville North High School.
- Kennedy Junior High School (serving District 203)
- Lisle Junior High (serving District 202)
- St. Joan of Arc (Grades PreK-8)
Colleges and universities 
- Benedictine University, formerly known as Illinois Benedictine College, has their 108-acre (44 ha) campus in Lisle.
- National–Louis University is located on Warrenville Road in Lisle.
- Northwood University is located on Illinois Route 53 in Lisle.
- The Center for Entrepreneurship of the College of DuPage is located in the One Corporate Lakes building in Lisle.
Notable people 
- Brian Dugan, convicted rapist and serial killer, who confessed to the killing of Naperville, Illinois girl, Jeanine Nicarico
- Glenn Earl, safety for the professional American football team, Houston Texans
- John Grochowski, author on gambling, radio personality, and Chicago Sun-Times newspaper columnist
- Lester Lewis, television writer, producer, and supervisory producer for sitcoms Flight of the Conchords, Caroline in the City, The Larry Sanders Show, and The Office
- Joy Morton, founder of Morton Salt Company and Morton Arboretum; son of Julius Sterling Morton founder of Arbor Day
- Brian Plotkin, midfielder with the professional American soccer teams, Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew
See also 
- "Village of Lisle, Illinois". Village of Lisle, Illinois. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Village of Lisle
- "Lisle village, Illinois – Fact Sheet". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
- Rosato, Donna (July 2007). "Best Places to Live: Top 100 – Lisle, Ill. (20)". Best Places to Live. Money magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
- Fletcher, Stephanie (July 2009). "Best Places for the Rich and Single: #17 – Lisle, IL.". Best places for the Rich and Single. " Money" magazine. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
- "Lisle, Illinois". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "Profile for Lisle, Illinois, IL". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- Village of Lisle CAFR
- "A sight of Lisle like no other". Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- "Milestones at White Sox, Bulls summer camps".
- "Bulls Sox Training Academy".
- "Schools". Village of Lisle. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
- Lisle, Illinois at the Open Directory Project
- Village of Lisle
- Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
- Lisle Community School District 202
- Lisle Library District
- Lisle Park District
- Four Lakes Recreation
- Morton Arboretum
- Benedictine University
- Remembering Lisle, Illinois: Stories, Photos, Videos, and History
- "Chapter 13: Lisle" by Marilyn W. Cawiezel in DuPage Roots by editors, Stephen A. Thompson and Contributors
- Weather History for Lisle, IL 1900–2011