Downers Grove, IL Population

Population: 48,724. Estimated population in July 2020: 49,094 (+0.8% change)
Males: 23,400 (48.0%), Females: 25,324 (52.0%)

DuPage County

Zip codes: 60515, 60516.

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $65,539
Median house value: $205,900

Races in Downers Grove:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Asian Indian (2.5%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (20.3%), Polish (14.9%), Italian (10.8%), English (8.6%), Czech (6.0%).

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Downers Grove

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downers Grove village

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

9.8% Foreign born (4.4% Asia, 3.1% Europe, 1.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,184 (+2.5%).

Hospital/medical center in Downers Grove:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL-ADVOCATE (3815 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Downers Grove:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Downers Grove:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 45 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Downers Grove:

  • CLOW INTL (about 11 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; Abbreviation: 1C5)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: LOT)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 06C)
Amtrak stations near Downers Grove:

  • 10 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 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 Downers Grove:

  • MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,454; Location: 555 31ST ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • PARKER BUSINESS SCHOOL (Location: 1021 68th Street; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downers Grove:

  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 7 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; Full-time enrollment: 15,545)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WHEATON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,684)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,076)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
Public high schools in Downers Grove:

  • COMM H S DIST 99 – SOUTH HIGH SCH (Students: 3,279; Location: 1436 NORFOLK ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • COMM H S DIST 99 – NORTH H S (Students: 2,211; Location: 4436 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Downers Grove:

  • MARQUETTE MANOR BAPTIST ACAD (Students: 390; Location: 333 75TH STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Downers Grove:

  • O NEILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 635 59TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HERRICK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 610; Location: 4435 MIDDAUGH AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • KINGSLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 6509 POWELL; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PRAIRIEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 699 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • LESTER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 236 INDIANAPOLIS; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LAKEVIEW JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 701 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HILLCREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 440; Location: 1435 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • INDIAN TRAIL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 6235 STONEWALL AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HENRY PUFFER SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 2220 HADDOW AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PIERCE DOWNER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 1436 GRANT ST; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Downers Grove:

  • ST MARY OF GOSTYN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 440 PRAIRIE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: HIGHLAND FRANKLIN; Grades: KG – 8)
  • AVERY COONLEY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 1400 W MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: MAPLE & WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 8)
  • DOWNERS GROVE ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 5524 LEE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GOOD SHEPERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 525 63RD ST; Grades: KG – 7)
  • PRECIOUS CHILD MONTESSORI SCHO (Students: 40; Location: 3910 HIGHLAND; Grades: PK – KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 35; Location: 6222 FAIRVIEW; Grades: PK – KG)
  • THE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 2318 WISCONSIN AVE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • THE POWERTHINK ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 602 65TH ST; Grades: 4 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Downers Grove:

  • DOWNERS GROVE P.L. (Operating income: $2,821,270; Location: 1050 CURTISS STREET; 225,168 books; 15,311 audio materials; 7,509 video materials; 589 serial subscriptions)

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