Downers Grove, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
49,996
0.424% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.467% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.15%
0.548% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$115,461
9.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$425,000
13.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Downers Grove, IL had a population of 50k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $115,461. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Downers Grove, IL declined from 50,209 to 49,996, a −0.424% decrease and its median household income grew from $105,217 to $115,461, a 9.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Downers Grove, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and White (Hispanic) (2.86%).

None of the households in Downers Grove, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Downers Grove, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Downers Grove, IL are Midwestern University-Downers Grove (834 degrees awarded in 2022), Universal Spa Training Academy (148 degrees), and The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology (33 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Downers Grove, IL was $425,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Downers Grove, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Downers Grove, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Downers Grove, IL is home to a population of 50k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 11% of Downers Grove, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.49k people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Downers Grove, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Downers Grove, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Downers Grove, IL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Downers Grove, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.9k ± 1.01k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 541
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 567
5.5%
Hispanic Population
2.75k people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Downers Grove, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.5% of the people in Downers Grove, IL are hispanic (2.75k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Downers Grove, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.54k people

As of 2022, 11% of Downers Grove, IL residents (5.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Downers Grove, IL was 11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    649 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    229 ± 118
  3. Korea
    81 ± 47

Downers Grove, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Downers Grove, IL employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in Downers Grove, IL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,965 people), Educational Services (2,984 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,807 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($150,208), Finance & Insurance ($128,996), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,011).

Occupations

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,132
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Downers Grove, IL grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 25.2k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Downers Grove, IL, are Management Occupations (3,578 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,329 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,847 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Downers Grove, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,132
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Downers Grove, IL grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 25.2k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Downers Grove, IL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,965 people), Educational Services (2,984 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,807 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Downers Grove, IL, though some of these residents may live in Downers Grove, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$92,292
Median earning men ± $6,041
$53,735
Median earning women ± $3,621

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($137,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($125,525), and Information ($109,973).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,125), Manufacturing ($79,531), and Public Administration ($79,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Downers Grove, IL awarded 1,015 degrees. The student population of Downers Grove, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 919 male students and 2,005 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Downers Grove, IL are White (593 and 58.9%), followed by Asian (204 and 20.3%), Hispanic or Latino (105 and 10.4%), and Black or African American (53 and 5.26%).

The largest universities in Downers Grove, IL by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern University-Downers Grove (834 and 82.2%), Universal Spa Training Academy (148 and 14.6%), and The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology (33 and 3.25%).

The most popular majors in Downers Grove, IL are Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (193 and 19%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (153 and 15.1%), and Dentistry (129 and 12.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Downers Grove, IL was $425,000 in 2022, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $374,500 to $425,000, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Downers Grove, IL is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Downers Grove, IL have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Downers Grove, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Downers Grove, IL is $115,461. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Downers Grove, IL was Census Tract 8427.08 with a value of $176,806, followed by Census Tract 8457.02 and Census Tract 8444.01, with respective values of $170,597 and $164,792.

Property

$425,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,532
$15,188
Median Property Taxes
±$680

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Downers Grove, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.2% of the housing units in Downers Grove, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8427.08
  2. Census Tract 8457.02
  3. Census Tract 8444.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Downers Grove, IL was Census Tract 8427.08 with a value of $176,806, followed by Census Tract 8457.02 and Census Tract 8444.01, with respective values of $170,597 and $164,792.

The following map shows all of the places in Downers Grove, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$115,461
Median Household Income
± $4,769
20.2k
Number of Households
± 994

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.2k households in Downers Grove, IL grew to $115,461 from the previous year's value of $105,217.

The following chart displays the households in Downers Grove, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Downers Grove, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.9%)
  3. Public Transit (8.97%)

In 2022, 62.5% of workers in Downers Grove, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Downers Grove, IL have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Downers Grove, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

5.15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Downers Grove, IL (2.55k out of 49.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Downers Grove, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96% of the population of Downers Grove, IL has health coverage, with 65.1% on employee plans, 5.93% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 9.11% on non-group plans, and 0.438% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see 738 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (744 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 880 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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738 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DuPage County, IL

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see an average of 738 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (744 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DuPage County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.98%
Uninsured
65.1%
Employer Coverage
5.93%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
9.11%
Non-Group
0.438%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Downers Grove, IL grew by 15.8% from 3.43% to 3.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Downers Grove, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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