Get to know Lombard, IL

Lombard is one of Chicago’s western suburbs.  The land initially drew farmers because of its fertile ground and resources, but the arrival of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad in 1848 brought commercial buildings and merchants.  The village was named after a Chicago banker and real estate developer, Josia Lewis Lombard when it was incorporated in 1869.  The first woman to vote in Illinois was Lombard resident Ellen Martin during a local 1891 election.  Some famed residents have included the cartoonist Harold Gray as well as the more infamous Ted Kaczynski.  Lombard experienced significant growth in the 1960’s and 70’s, with slower population increases since the early 1990.  The most common reason people  move away from Lombard is a change in employment.

Quick Facts

Population: 43,957

Median Household Income: $69,787

Median Property Value: $235,300

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