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Population (year 2000): 22,860. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,730 (-0.6% change)
Males: 11,215 (49.1%), Females: 11,645 (50.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $74,836 (year 2000)
Median house value: $214,500 (year 2000)

Darien, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Darien:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.7%)
  • Asian Indian (4.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Filipino (3.6%)
  • Chinese (2.2%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (20.0%), Polish (19.3%), Irish (16.2%), Italian (14.9%), English (6.3%), Czech (6.1%).Illinois forum

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Darien,

For population 25 years and over in Darien

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Darien city

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

15.2% Foreign born (8.8% Asia, 5.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,156 (+10.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Bolingbrook, (8.1 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (21.7 miles )

Nearest cities: IL (2.6 miles Willowbrook, IL Westmont, (3.4 miles Grove, IL Downers (3.9 miles Hills, IL (3.9 miles Clarendon Ridge, IL (4.2 miles Burr IL Woodridge, (4.3 miles IL Hinsdale, (5.3 miles IL Lemont, (5.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 113 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 1997: 139 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 1998: 106 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 1999: 108 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $266,800
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $246,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $236,900

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 87.98 W

Darien, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.8%), Manufacturing (12.0%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,983 (-26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,371 (11.3%)

Crime in Darien by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 1 0 1 4
    per 100,000 8.7 8.7 4.4 0.0 4.4 17.5
Robberies 3 4 5 8 5 3
    per 100,000 13.1 17.5 21.9 35.0 21.9 13.1
Assaults 6 3 7 12 7 7
    per 100,000 26.2 13.1 30.6 52.5 30.6 30.6
Burglaries 75 54 52 68 52 69
    per 100,000 328.1 236.2 227.5 297.5 227.5 301.8
Thefts 230 210 255 191 255 215
    per 100,000 1006.1 918.6 1115.5 835.5 1115.5 940.5
Auto thefts 15 16 15 16 15 10
    per 100,000 65.6 70.0 65.6 70.0 65.6 43.7
81.1 70.3 80.2 80.8 80.2 79.3

Average climate in Darien, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Darien-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Darien city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Main business address for: QUOTESMITH COM INC (ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE).


Hospitals/medical centers near Darien:
  • HINSDALE HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
  • RML SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL-ADVOCATE (about 5 miles; DOWNERS GROVE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Darien:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 42 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Darien:
  • CLOW INTL (about 11 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; ID: LOT)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Darien:
  • 10 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 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.
  • 13 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5 $22,496 $53,990 10 $6,808
Police Protection - Officers 38 $179,504 $56,685 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $74,147 $46,829 13 $7,421
Streets and Highways 11 $58,179 $63,468 2 $3,465
Financial Administration 9 $34,696 $46,261 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $30,779 $61,558 0 $0
Totals for Government 88 $399,802 $54,518 25 $17,694
College/University in Darien:
  • RTS ENTERPRISES INC (Location: 9 S 531 WILMETTE AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darien:
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 11 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 12 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
Public high school in Darien:
  • HINSDALE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,845; Location: 7401 CLARENDON HILLS; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Darien:
  • EISENHOWER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 1410 75TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CONCORD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 1019 CONCORD PL; Grades: PK - 04)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 7301 FAIRVIEW AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CASS JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 422; Location: 8502 BAILEY RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ELIZABETH IDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 2000 MANNING ROAD; Grades: PK - 02)
  • MARK DELAY SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 6801 S WILMETTE AVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • LACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 7414 S CASS AVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Darien:
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE (Students: 560; Location: 709 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN PRE-SCL - KDG (Students: 207; Location: 7214 S CASS AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ABC LAND PRESCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 1321 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Darien:
  • INDIAN-PRAIRIE P.L.D. (Operating income: $2,670,007; Location: 401 PLAINFIELD ROAD; 127,040 books; 9,441 audio materials; 10,492 video materials; 702 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Carriage Greens Golf Club (A).

Shopping Center: Chestnut Court Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Darien include: Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (B), Our Lady of Peace Church (C), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (D), Marion Hills Bible Church (E), Mount Carmel Church (F).

Cemetery: Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (1).

Lake: Bruce Lake (A).

Parks in Darien include: Oldfield Oaks County Forest Preserve (1), Darien Sportsplex (2), Darien Community Park (3), Pinewood Park (4), Birchwood Park (5), Holly Park (6), South Grove Park (7), Fox Hollow County Forest Preserve (8).


Darien compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Darien:
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Darien:
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WHSD (88.5 FM; HINSDALE, IL; Owner: HINSDALE TWSP. HIGH SCH. DIST. #86)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Darien:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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