Romeoville, Illinois
Village of Romeoville
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Romeoville, Illinois is located in Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois is located in the United States
Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWill
TownshipDuPage, Lockport
Government
 • MayorJohn Noak
Area
 • Total20.16 sq mi (52.21 km2)
 • Land19.13 sq mi (49.55 km2)
 • Water1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
Elevation630 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total39,863
 • Density2,083.80/sq mi (804.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60446, 60491
Area codes815/779 and 630/331
FIPS code17-65442
GNIS feature ID2399114[3]
Websitehttp://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. Per the 2020 census, the population was 39,863.[4] It is located in the southwest suburban area of Chicago near Interstate 55 and Interstate 355.

Geography

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.[5]

Climate

Romeoville is home to a National Weather Service forecast office, although bulletins issued by said office begin, "The National Weather Service in Chicago..."[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900113
191098−13.3%
192074−24.5%
193013379.7%
194017027.8%
1950147−13.5%
19603,5742,331.3%
197012,888260.6%
198015,51920.4%
199014,074−9.3%
200021,15350.3%
201039,68087.6%
202039,8630.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2010[8] 2020[9]

2020 census

Romeoville village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[8] Pop 2020[9] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 19,992 16,654 50.38% 41.78%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,545 5,362 11.45% 13.45%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 61 32 0.15% 0.08%
Asian alone (NH) 2,486 2,718 6.27% 6.82%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 3 2 0.01% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 53 121 0.13% 0.30%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 657 1,166 1.66% 2.93%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 11,883 13,808 29.95% 34.64%
Total 39,680 39,863 100.00% 100.00%

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 can be of any race.

Economy

Romeoville is home to over 600 businesses.[10] 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.[11]

Top employers

According to the village website,[12] 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

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

Lockport Township High School District 205

Higher education

Infrastructure

Transportation

Romeoville station (Metra)

Major highways

Major highways in Romeoville include:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "USGS detail on Newtown". Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  3. ^ "Village of Romeoville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Romeoville village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "NWS Forecast Office Chicago, IL". September 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Romeoville village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Romeoville village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application".
  11. ^ "High Performance Economic Developers: The Winners!".
  12. ^ "Our Top Employers | Romeoville, IL".