Most people in Lemont are employed in “white collar” occupations. 70% of the employed civilian population over 16 years of age are either employed in management and professional related occupations or sales and office occupations.
Lemont is a well educated community. The percentage of people in Lemont with a high school diploma or higher exceeds the Cook County and statewide percentages. Likewise, Lemont’s percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher exceeds the statewide percentage by six percent.