Des Plaines, IL Population

Population: 58,720. Estimated population in July 2020: 56,551 (-3.7% change)
Males: 28,392 (48.4%), Females: 30,328 (51.6%)

Cook County

Zip codes: 60016, 60018.

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $53,638
Median house value: $184,600

Races in Des Plaines:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Hispanic (14.0%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Asian Indian (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.8%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.5%), Polish (18.2%), Irish (13.8%), Italian (10.6%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.3%).

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Des Plaines

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Plaines city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

23.9% Foreign born (9.4% Europe, 8.2% Latin America, 6.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,867 (+7.0%).

Hospital/medical center in Des Plaines:

  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (100 N RIVER RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Des Plaines:

  • LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PARK RIDGE, IL)
  • NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)
  • RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Des Plaines:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 38 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Abbreviation: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Des Plaines:

  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 5 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 06C)
Amtrak stations near Des Plaines:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Des Plaines:

  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,749; Location: 1600 E GOLF RD; Public; Website: www.oakton.edu)
  • CENTURY 21-REAL ESTATE ACADEMY (Location: 2500 E DEVON AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL BOWLING INSTRUCTION (Location: 191 N RIVER RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Des Plaines:

  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,076)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 12 miles; PALATINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,229)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,324)
Public high schools in Des Plaines:

  • MAINE WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,233; Location: 1755 S WOLF RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH COOK YOUNG ADULT ACADEMY (Students: 99; Location: 2340 S DES PLAINES; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • NIPPER CAREER EDUCATION CTR (Students: 66; Location: 1101 EAST GREGORY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM NORTH (Students: 65; Location: 1101 E GREGORY AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Des Plaines:

  • OUR LADY OF DESTINY SCHOOL-SOU (Students: 241; Location: 1880 SOUTH ASH STREET; Grades: 3 – 12)
  • BRENTWOOD BAPTIST CHRISTIAN AC (Students: 196; Location: 588 DARA JAMES; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE WILLOWS ACADEMY (Students: 194; Location: 1012 THACKER; Grades: 6 – 12; Girls only)
  • SCIENCE AND ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 131; Location: 1825 MINER ST; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Des Plaines:

  • ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 767 E ALGONQUIN RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHIPPEWA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 690; Location: 123 N 8TH AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FRIENDSHIP JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 550 ELIZABETH LN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • APOLLO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 10100 DEE RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 1789 RAND RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • IROQUOIS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 455; Location: 1836 E TOUHY AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • FOREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 1375 S 5TH AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CUMBERLAND ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 700 E GOLF RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • STEVENSON SCHOOL (Students: 422; Location: 9000 CAPITOL DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BRENTWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 260 DULLES RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Des Plaines:

  • ST ZACHARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 567 W ALGONQUIN ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • KIDDIE JUNCTION DAY CARE (Students: 130; Location: 1619 OAKTON ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LUTHERAN GENERAL CHILDREN’S DA (Students: 118; Location: 9375 CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 832 LEE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHILDRENS LEARNING WORLD (Students: 108; Location: PO BOX 1231; Grades: PK – KG)
  • INTERCULTURE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 8800 WEST BALLARD RD; Grades: PK – 4)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 73; Location: 8650 BALLARD RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CHICAGOLAND ACHIEVEMENT ACAD (Students: 25; Location: 1040 E THACKER ST; Grades: PK – UG)

Libraries

Library in Des Plaines:

  • DES PLAINES P.L. (Operating income: $5,836,633; Location: 1501 ELLINWOOD STREET; 199,319 books; 16,721 audio materials; 10,461 video materials; 740 serial subscriptions)

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