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Elmhurst, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Elmhurst had a population of 45,294 as of July 1, 2017. Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst is located at latitude 41.897 and longitude -87.9437 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elmhurst (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Elmhurst (GNIS ID: 2394673) 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 City of Elmhurst is located within Township of York, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elmhurst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elmhurst: Cottage Hill.

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Elmhurst, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 45,294
Daytime Population: Workers 27,717
Daytime Population: Residents 23,473
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,190
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 43,918
Population in Familes 38,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,376
Population Density2 4,415
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $102,677
Average Household Income $131,654
Per Capita Income $47,722


Total Housing Units 16,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,648 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,410 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 814 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $398,244
Average Home Value $481,378


Total Households 16,058
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 11,478
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.25% 0.28%
Families 0.17% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Elmhurst, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elmhurst to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 32 98th
Population Density # 65 95th
Diversity Index # 321 77th
Median Household Income # 62 96th
Per Capita Income # 64 95th

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