Homer Glen, Illinois
Messenger Woods, Homer Township, IL
Messenger Woods, Homer Township, IL
Flag of Homer Glen, Illinois
Official seal of Homer Glen, Illinois
Official logo of Homer Glen, Illinois
Location of Homer Glen in Will and Cook Counties, Illinois.
Location of Homer Glen in Will and Cook Counties, Illinois.
Coordinates: 41°37′22″N 87°56′29″W / 41.62278°N 87.94139°W / 41.62278; -87.94139
CountryUnited States
CountyCook, Will
TownshipHomer, New Lenox, Orland
IncorporatedApril 17, 2001
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorChristina Neitzke-Troike[1]
 • Total22.16 sq mi (57.41 km2)
 • Land22.13 sq mi (57.30 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
 • Total24,543
 • Density1,109.29/sq mi (428.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)708/464, 815/779
FIPS code17-35835

Homer Glen is a village, located 32 miles (51 km) southwest of downtown Chicago, in Will County, Illinois, United States, with a small portion in Cook County. Per the 2020 census, the population was 24,543.[3] The village was incorporated on April 17, 2001. The area that is now Homer Glen was formerly known as "Goodings Grove".


Homer Glen is located at 41°37′22″N 87°56′29″W (41.6228,-87.9416).

The boundaries of the village of Homer Glen are one half-mile block south of 131st Street to the north (along the Cook County border); 183rd Street to the south; Will-Cook Road to the east; and Gougar Road to the west. The village shares its boundaries with the village of Lemont (in Lemont Township, Cook County) to the north, the village of Orland Park (in Orland Township, Cook County) to the east, the village of New Lenox (in New Lenox Township, Will County) to the south and the city of Lockport (in Lockport Township, Will County) to the west. The three major roads in Homer Glen are Bell Road, which runs North-South, 143rd Street, and 159th Street, which both run East-West.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2010[5] 2020[6]

2020 census

Homer Glen village, Illinois – Racial and ethnic composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[5] Pop 2020[6] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 22,215 21,750 91.72% 88.62%
Black or African American alone (NH) 134 198 0.55% 0.81%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 14 12 0.06% 0.05%
Asian alone (NH) 422 406 1.74% 1.65%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 4 1 0.02% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 25 31 0.10% 0.13%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 217 575 0.90% 2.34%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,189 1,570 4.91% 6.40%
Total 24,220 24,543 100.00% 100.00%

2010 Census

As of the 2010 census,[7] there were 24,220 residents. The racial composition of the city was:

Homer Glen has a Hispanic or Latino population of 4.9%.

Homer Glen has a significant Polish and Lithuanian population. There are many Polish delis, grocery stores, and other businesses throughout the Homer Glen and the nearby areas. There is also a population of Serbians living in the Homer Glen area.


The current mayor is Christina Neitzke-Troike.


There are two grade school districts and one high-school district serving the village. Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C serves most of the community, and Will County School District 92 serves the rest. Lockport Township High School, District 205, is the public high school serving the village.


Homer Glen has many parks and athletic clubs, including the Homer Athletic Club, Homer Stallions Football and Lacrosse, Homer Heat Baseball, Illinois Crush Baseball, Lockport Homer Swim Club, and Homer Hawks soccer. The Village finished construction of its first trail system, the Homer Glen Heroes Trail, in late 2011. The trail is dedicated to local heroes and individuals that have made a positive impact on the community. The first event to take place on the Trail was the Mike Hike 5k, which honored local resident PFC Michael C. Olivieri, who lost his life while serving in Iraq in June 2011.[citation needed]


Homer Glen is the location of Annunciation of the Mother of God Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church. This church has been awarded for its "green" initiatives, specifically its 10 acres (40,000 m2) of landscaping that focuses on native plant life and water retention / management. Annunciation is notably one of the few new parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh.

Homer Glen is home to St. Bernard's Parish and Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, both Roman Catholic churches. It is also home to 15 other churches of the Christian faith.[citation needed]

Homer Glen is also home to the St. John Serbian Orthodox Church.

Homer Glen is the site of the Sri Ramakrishna Universal Temple, a branch of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago.[8]


Homer Glen is part of the Chicago metropolitan area media market for television, radio, and newspaper coverage. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, and also the Joliet Herald are widely available. The news of Homer Glen itself was primarily covered by The Homer Horizon newspaper which had a circulation of approximately 13,400 homes and businesses in Homer Glen and neighboring Lockport.[9] The Homer Horizon was focused solely on the coverage of Homer Township and was a publication of 22nd Century Media, which was based in Orland Park.


Pace provides bus service on Route 832 connecting Homer Glen to downtown Joliet and other destinations.[10]

See also


  1. ^ Earnest, Andrea (April 27, 2023). "New Homer Glen Mayor, Trustees Sworn In Wednesday". Homer Glen-Lockport, IL Patch.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Homer Glen village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  5. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Homer Glen village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  6. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Homer Glen village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Places of Worship". Archived from the original on April 3, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  9. ^ "Homer Horizon at 22ndcenturymedia.com". Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2009.
  10. ^ "RTA System Map" (PDF). Retrieved January 28, 2024.