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Romeoville, Illinois
Village of Romeoville
Romeoville IL seal.png
Motto(s): 
Where Community Matters!
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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
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Township DuPage, Lockport
Area
 • Total 20.10 sq mi (52.05 km2)
 • Land 19.07 sq mi (49.38 km2)
 • Water 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
Elevation
630 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 39,680
 • Estimate 
(2019)
39,746
 • Density 2,084.54/sq mi (804.85/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60446, 60491
Area code(s) 815/779 and 630/331
FIPS code 17-65442
GNIS feature ID 2399114
Website http://www.romeoville.org/

Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The village is located 26 mi (42 km) southwest of Chicago on the Des Plaines River. The population was 39,746 based on US Census Bureau 2019 projections. It is located in the southwest suburban area of Chicago near Interstate 55 and Interstate 355.

Geography

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).

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.

Climate

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

Demographics

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%
2019 (est.) 39,746 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the United States Census Bureau, 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 median 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%

Transportation

  • The Santa Fe Railway formerly operated a station at Romeoville Station.
  • Lewis University Airport
  • Pace bus route 834 serves the village.

Economy

Romeoville is home to over 600 businesses. 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.

Top employers

According to the village website, the top employers in the village are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Amazon 1,824
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

K-12 education

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

  • Lockport Township High School

Higher education

  • Joliet Junior College - Romeoville Campus
  • Rasmussen College - Romeoville Campus
  • Lewis University - Main Campus

Infrastructure

Transportation

Romeovillemetra
Romeoville station (Metra)
  • Metra station on the Heritage Corridor line.
  • Lewis University Airport for basic aircraft to Boeing Business class.
  • Pace bus route 834.

Major highways

Major highways in Romeoville include:

Notable people

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