About New Lenox, IL
New Lenox is a charming village situated in Will County, Illinois. It was founded in the 1850s as part of the Illinois Central Railroad expansion.
The railroad played an essential role in the village's growth as it facilitated the transportation of goods and people between Chicago and points south.
The population of New Lenox has been steadily growing over the years. In 2020, the estimated population was around 27,214 residents, with a total area of 15.76 square miles.
New Lenox has a diverse economy, with a mix of retail, commercial, and industrial businesses. While the railway industry has evolved, the village's history as a railroad town is still evident in its heritage and the preservation of historic sites.