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Downers Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Downers Grove had a population of 49,868 as of July 1, 2018. Downers 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 Downers Grove is located at latitude 41.795 and longitude -88.0212 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downers Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Downers Grove (GNIS ID: 2398745) 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 Downers Grove is located within Township of Downers Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downers Grove: East Grove.

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Downers Grove, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 49,868
Population in Households 49,473
Population in Familes 41,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 395
Population Density2 3,453
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $89,270
Average Household Income $117,189
Per Capita Income $47,010


Total Housing Units 21,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,052 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,956 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,225 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $355,764
Average Home Value $415,080


Total Households 20,008
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 13,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.37%
Households 0.28% 0.41%
Families 0.25% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Downers Grove, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downers Grove to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 30 98th
Population Density # 113 92nd
Diversity Index # 311 77th
Median Household Income # 122 91st
Per Capita Income # 72 95th

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