|Official name: Village of Lisle|
|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 26, 1956|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area codes||630, 331|
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Lisle (// LY-UL) is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 21,182 at the 2000 census. 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' settlement of 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 and John Naper which, was 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 1849, 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 village was incorporated on June 26, 1956, and was also named after Lisle, New York.
Another source says that the town was called DuPage, after the river running through it. There was a town in Will County of the same name, which made the townspeople rename their town Lisle in 1850 after the late S. Lisle Smith of Chicago.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived, in 1864, with the newly constructed depot. In 1874, a fire destroyed the Lisle Station depot, but it was later rebuilt by the CB&Q Railroad. Today, commuter rail service is provided by Metra
Lisle is located at  According to the 2010 census, Lisle has a total area of 7.021 square miles (18.18 km2), of which 6.84 square miles (17.72 km2) (or 97.42%) is land and 0.181 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 2.58%) 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 2010, there were 22,390 people, 9,304 households, and 5,444 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,515 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 77.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 11.9% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.
There were 9,304 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village, the population was spread out with 7.1% from ages 15 to 19, 46.6% from 20 to 39, 35.4% from 40 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 97 males.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 estimate, the median household income in the village was $72,440, and the median income for a family was $109,576. The mean household income was $101,560 and the mean family income was $132,948. The per capita income for the village was $42,096. About 3.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
CA Technologies, Molex and Navistar are among the largest companies based in Lisle. Navistar 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.
According to the Village's Major Employers table, the top ten non-municipal employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|9||College of American Pathologists||480|
Arts and culture
Points of interest
- Lisle Library District is located at 777 Front Street. The LLD contains a rich collection of materials, resources, technology and digital content. The library is continually evolving to meet the dynamic needs of patrons and serves as a place to research, study, experience cultural programming and gather/collaborate as a community. The Library also hosts local art exhibits at Gallery 777.
- 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 large 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 its 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.
- 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
- Rick Klein, President and Chief Curator of The Museum of Classic Chicago Television
- Brian Plotkin, midfielder with the professional American soccer teams, Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew
- Frank Kaminsky, Charlotte Hornets center, consensus NCAA Division I men's player of the year for 2014–15 at Wisconsin, and Benet Academy graduate
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- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
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- "A sight of Lisle like no other". Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- "Milestones at White Sox, Bulls summer camps".
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- Board, C. W.(1877) History of Du Page County Illinois, Du Page County (Ill.) Richmond Knickerbocker & Hodder, 1877 - Du Page County (Ill.) History of the town of Lisle article on page 132
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lisle, Illinois.|
- Official website
- Lisle, Illinois at DMOZ
- 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