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River Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of River Grove had a population of 10,233 as of July 1, 2020. River Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for River Grove is located at latitude 41.9259 and longitude -87.8359 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of River Grove encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Village of River Grove (GNIS ID: 2399085) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of River Grove is located within Township of Leyden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for River Grove: Rivergrove.


River Grove, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,233 (100%)
Population in Households 10,216 (99.8%)
Population in Families 8,118 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 17 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 4,281
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $53,266
Average Household Income $70,714
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $28,435
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,433 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,710 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $216,149
Average Home Value $224,250
Housing Affordability Index3 105


Total Households 4,143
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,625
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.01% -0.19%
Households 0.02% -0.2%
Families -0.07% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%


River Grove, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Grove to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 220 84th
Population Density # 67 95th
Median Household Income # 836 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 120 9th
Per Capita Income # 754 45th
Diversity Index # 178 87th

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