Romeoville, Illinois

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Romeoville, Illinois
Village
Village of Romeoville
Romeoville IL seal.png
Nickname(s): The Ville or ChicagoVille
Motto(s): Where Community Matters!
Romeoville, Illinois is located in Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois is located in the US
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°37′30″N 88°5′45″W / 41.62500°N 88.09583°W / 41.62500; -88.09583Coordinates: 41°37′30″N 88°5′45″W / 41.62500°N 88.09583°W / 41.62500; -88.09583
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWill
TownshipDuPage, Lockport
Government
 • MayorJohn Noak
Area
 • Total18.76 sq mi (48.6 km2)
 • Land18.44 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Water0.32 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1]630 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total39,680
 • Estimate (2016)[2]39,706
 • Density2,151.82/sq mi (830.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)60446, 60491
Area code(s)815/779 and 630/331
FIPS code17-65442
GNIS feature ID2399114[3]
Websitehttp://www.romeoville.org/

Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The village is located 26 mi (42 km) southwest of Chicago and is a Chicago Suburb. The population was 39,793 based on US Census Bureau 2015 projections.[4] It is located in the southwest suburban area of Chicago near (I-55) and I-355.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Romeoville has a total area of 18.759 square miles (48.59 km2), of which 18.44 square miles (47.76 km2) (or 98.3%) is land and 0.319 square miles (0.83 km2) (or 1.7%) is water.[5]

Climate[edit]

Romeoville has a National Weather Service forecast office there, although bulletins issued by said office begin, "The National Weather Service in Chicago..."

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900113
191098−13.3%
192074−24.5%
193013379.7%
194017027.8%
1950147−13.5%
19603,5742,331.3%
197012,888260.6%
198015,51920.4%
199014,074−9.3%
200021,15350.3%
201039,68087.6%
Est. 201639,706[2]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau[7], Romeoville is a community of 39,793 people. There are 11,777 households in Romeoville with 8,974 of them being families. The median household income is $71,344.

Race
The population of Romeoville identifies in the following way:
47.4% as White (non-Hispanic or Latino)
32.6% as Hispanic or Latino
11.6% as African American
6.5% as Asian
1.6% as two or more races
0.3% as some other race

Age
The media age of Romeoville is 32.5. Detailed age breakdowns are as follows:
<1-14 = 22.8%
15-24 = 17.7%
25-34 = 13.0%
35-44 = 15.2%
45-54 = 14.9%
55-64 = 7.4%
65+ = 9.0%

Economy[edit]

Romeoville is home to over 600 businesses.[8] In 2013, the village won a Gold Medal from the International Economic Development Council and Atlas Integrated in the High Performance Economic Development category. They earned the award by creating 1,560 jobs during 2012/2013, which was the most for a town with a population between 25,001 to 100,000.[9]

Top employers[edit]

According to the village website[10], the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Amazon 1,622
2 Valley View School District 365U 1,300
3 Green Core 1,200
4 PDV Midwest Refining CITGO 803
5 Aryzta 600
6 Ulta Beauty 543
7 Walmart 537
8 RTC 530
9 Magid Glove and Safety 529
10 Lewis University 525

Other major employers include Kehe Foods, FedEx Ground, and the Village of Romeoville.

Education[edit]

K-12 education[edit]

Romeoville residents attend the following schools:

Valley View School District 365U

  • Valley View Early Childhood Center
  • Beverly Skoff Elementary School
  • Irene King Elementary School
  • Kenneth L. Hermansen Elementary School
  • Robert C. Hill Elementary School
  • A. Vito Martinez Middle School
  • John J. Lukancic Middle School
  • Romeoville High School
  • St. Andrew the Apostle School

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

  • Eichelberger Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Lakewood Falls Elementary School
  • John F Kennedy Middle School
  • Indian Trails Middle School
  • Plainfield East High School

Lockport Township High School District 205

Higher education[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Major highways in Romeoville include:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on Newtown". Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Village of Romeoville
  4. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
  8. ^ http://vor.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ecf43fcb1d724ef1a90630f2b45fc828
  9. ^ http://blog.atlas-integrated.com/blog/high-performance-economic-developers-the-winners
  10. ^ http://www.romeoville.org/778/Our-Top-Employers

External links[edit]