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Encyclopedia > Lockport, Illinois

Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,191 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 22,161 in 2005. Lockport is located in northeastern Illinois, north of Joliet, at locks connecting Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal with the Des Plaines River via the Lockport Powerhouse. It also has locks of the old Illinois and Michigan Canal. Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Lockport Powerhouse is a dam used by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to control the outflow of the Sanitary and Ship Canal and limit the diversion of water from Lake Michigan into the Des Plaines River. ... The location and course of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. ...


Geography

Lockport is located at 41°35′19″N, 88°2′50″W (41.588659, -88.047267)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 km² (7.1 mi²). 18.3 km² (7.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.14% is water.
The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


It is a nice little town whose younger generations can't help but get away from it. Especially the smarter, more intelligent, people. If someone from Lockport is young and says they dislike it because it is a little hick town, but is at least a bit better than Homer who are spoiled bigots, listen to the child. They're most likely a lot smarter than any adult you know.
Most LP people are Democrats. Unless, as said above, they are idiotic hicks :).


Demographics

As of the special censusGR2 of 2003, there were 52,191 people, 13,599 households, and 12,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 828.4/km² (2,144.3/mi²). There were 5,835 housing units at an average density of 318.2/km² (823.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.82% White, 1.11% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.34% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,599 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $86,179, and the median income for a family was $75,257. Males had a median income of $65,759 versus $42,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,939. About 3.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Encyclopedia: Lockport, Illinois (815 words)
Lockport is a city located in Will County, Illinois.
Lockport is located in northeastern Illinois, north of Joliet, at locks connecting Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal with the Des Plaines River.
Lockport is located at 41°35'19" North, 88°2'50" West (41.588659, -88.047267)
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