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Downers Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Downers Grove had a population of 50,035 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.8089 and longitude -88.0112 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downers Grove 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Downers Grove, IL Housing Affordability Index is 128
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Downers Grove, IL Wealth Index is 183
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 50,035
Population in Households 49,624
Population in Familes 41,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 411
Population Density 3,448
Diversity Index1 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $99,728
Average Household Income $125,929
Per Capita Income $50,289
Wealth Index3 183

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,543 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,551 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,211 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $364,236
Housing Affordability Index2 128
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,094
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 13,329
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.22%
Households 0.25% 0.24%
Families 0.19% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Downers Grove, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downers Grove to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 111 92nd
Diversity Index # 315 77th
Median Household Income # 101 93rd
Per Capita Income # 72 95th

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