Romeoville, Illinois

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Romeoville, Illinois
Village
Village of Romeoville
Romeoville IL seal.png
Nickname(s): The Ville or ChicagoVille
Motto: Where Community Matters!
Location of Romeoville in Will County, Illinois.
Location of Romeoville in Will County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°38′26″N 88°06′10″W / 41.64056°N 88.10278°W / 41.64056; -88.10278Coordinates: 41°38′26″N 88°06′10″W / 41.64056°N 88.10278°W / 41.64056; -88.10278
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Township DuPage, Lockport
Government
 • Mayor John Noak
Area
 • Total 18.76 sq mi (48.6 km2)
 • Land 18.44 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 39,680
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 39,706
 • Density 2,151.82/sq mi (830.82/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 60446, 60491
Area code(s) 815/779 and 630/331
FIPS code 17-65442
Wikimedia Commons Romeoville, Illinois
Website http://www.romeoville.org/

Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The village is located 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Chicago and is a Chicago Suburb. The population was 39,680 at the 2010 census. It is located in the southwest suburban area of Chicago near the newly constructed I-355 extension south from the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to I-80. It is the state's 19th largest village.

Geography[edit]

Romeoville is located at 41°38′26″N 88°6′10″W / 41.64056°N 88.10278°W / 41.64056; -88.10278 (41.640480, -88.102907).[3]

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.[4]

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.
1900 113
1910 98 −13.3%
1920 74 −24.5%
1930 133 79.7%
1940 170 27.8%
1950 147 −13.5%
1960 3,574 2,331.3%
1970 12,888 260.6%
1980 15,519 20.4%
1990 14,074 −9.3%
2000 21,153 50.3%
2010 39,680 87.6%
Est. 2016 39,706 [2] 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 21,153 people, 6,764 households, and 5,384 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,457.4 people per square mile (562.9/km²). There were 7,379 housing units at an average density of 508.4 per square mile (196.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 60% White, 5.38% African American, 0.39% Native American. Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 4.91% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.15% of the population.

There were 6,764 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $60,738, and the median income for a family was $63,320. Males had a median income of $41,267 versus $29,724 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,221. About 1.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Romeoville is home to over 600 businesses, and has received an award for most jobs created for any organization of its size, by adding 1,560 new jobs between 2012-2013.

Top employers[edit]

According to the 2015 Community Profile,[7] the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Valley View School District 365U 1,300
2 Peacock Engineering 1,200
3 PDV Midwest Refining CITGO 803
4 Kehe Foods 750
5 Aryzta 600
6 Ulta Beauty 600
7 Walmart 537
8 RTC 530
9 Lewis University 525
10 FedEx Ground 500

Other major employers include Magid Glove and Safety, Village of Romeoville, Innotrac, Chicago Tube and Iron, and Life Time Fitness.

Education[edit]

K-12 education[edit]

Romeoville residents attend School in the following :

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

Romeoville Christian Academy, founded in 1974, offers computer classes, foreign languages, and a full sports and fine arts program.

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

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

Lockport Township High School District 205

Higher education[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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Community Profile". Retrieved 2016-08-04. 

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