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Population (year 2000): 58,720. Estimated population in July 2005: 56,551 (-3.7% change)
Males: 28,392 (48.4%), Females: 30,328 (51.6%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $53,638 (year 2000)
Median house value: $184,600 (year 2000)

Des Plaines, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Des Plaines:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Hispanic (14.0%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Asian Indian (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.8%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.5%), Polish (18.2%), Irish (13.8%), Italian (10.6%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.3%).Plaines, Illinois

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Des Plaines

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Plaines city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

23.9% Foreign born (9.4% Europe, 8.2% Latin America, 6.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,867 (+7.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (20.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Prospect, IL (3.3 miles Mount IL (3.5 miles Rosemont, Ridge, IL (4.3 miles Park Heights, IL (5.3 miles Prospect IL Niles, (5.7 miles Park, IL (5.7 miles Schiller IL (6.1 miles Bensenville, IL (6.6 miles Glenview,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 70 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 1999: 64 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $266,000
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $346,000
  • 2005: 105 buildings, average cost: $261,100

Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 87.90 W

Area code: 847

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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.5%), Educational,health and social services (14.9%), Retail trade (11.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,200 (+31.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,310 (22.4%)

Crime in Des Plaines by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0
Rapes 13 7 20 11 22 15
    per 100,000 22.1 11.9 34.1 18.7 37.5 25.5
Robberies 15 16 10 15 11 20
    per 100,000 25.5 27.2 17.0 25.5 18.7 34.1
Assaults 63 95 45 61 53 43
    per 100,000 107.3 161.8 76.6 103.9 90.3 73.2
Burglaries 255 262 240 204 235 201
    per 100,000 434.3 446.2 408.7 347.4 400.2 342.3
Thefts 1,157 1,257 1,144 1,113 1,136 781
    per 100,000 1970.4 2140.7 1948.2 1895.4 1934.6 1330.0
Auto thefts 107 147 146 175 127 88
    per 100,000 182.2 250.3 248.6 298.0 216.3 149.9
163.5 183.9 160.5 161.6 161.4 124.2

Average climate in Des Plaines, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Des Plaines-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Des Plaines city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Shawn Green - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: Nov 10, 1972).

Main business address for: LAWSON PRODUCTS INC/NEW/DE/ (WHOLESALE-MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES), JUNO LIGHTING INC (ELECTRIC LIGHTING & WIRING EQUIPMENT), UNITED STATIONERS INC (WHOLESALE-PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS), LITTELFUSE INC /DE (SWITCHGEAR & SWITCHBOARD APPARATUS), SCHAWK INC (SERVICE INDUSTRIES FOR THE PRINTING TRADE).


Hospital/medical center in Des Plaines:
  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (100 N RIVER RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Des Plaines:
  • LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PARK RIDGE, IL)
  • NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)
  • RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Des Plaines:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 38 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Des Plaines:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 5 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Des Plaines:
  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 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 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 15 $67,286 $53,828 2 $2,334
Water Supply 23 $100,746 $52,563 0 $0
Local Libraries 40 $159,678 $47,903 76 $72,422
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13 $56,884 $52,508 1 $1,304
Welfare 2 $7,860 $47,160 1 $2,624
Streets and Highways 43 $196,535 $54,846 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,908 $46,896 3 $1,871
Firefighters 132 $765,322 $69,574 8 $9,713
Police - Other 22 $84,380 $46,025 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 103 $322,919 $37,621 49 $30,936
Judicial and Legal 3 $19,164 $76,656 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $37,189 $49,585 9 $9,595
Financial Administration 13 $54,687 $50,480 2 $3,069
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,700 $44,400 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $44,887 $48,967 0 $0
Totals for Government 431 $1,925,145 $53,600 151 $133,868
Colleges/Universities in Des Plaines:
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,749; Location: 1600 E GOLF RD; Public; Website: www.oakton.edu)
  • CENTURY 21-REAL ESTATE ACADEMY (Location: 2500 E DEVON AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL BOWLING INSTRUCTION (Location: 191 N RIVER RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Des Plaines:
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 12 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
Public high schools in Des Plaines:
  • MAINE WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,233; Location: 1755 S WOLF RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTH COOK YOUNG ADULT ACADEMY (Students: 99; Location: 2340 S DES PLAINES; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • NIPPER CAREER EDUCATION CTR (Students: 66; Location: 1101 EAST GREGORY ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM NORTH (Students: 65; Location: 1101 E GREGORY AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Des Plaines:
  • OUR LADY OF DESTINY SCHOOL-SOU (Students: 241; Location: 1880 SOUTH ASH STREET; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • BRENTWOOD BAPTIST CHRISTIAN AC (Students: 196; Location: 588 DARA JAMES; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE WILLOWS ACADEMY (Students: 194; Location: 1012 THACKER; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
  • SCIENCE AND ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 131; Location: 1825 MINER ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Des Plaines:
  • ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 767 E ALGONQUIN RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHIPPEWA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 690; Location: 123 N 8TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRIENDSHIP JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 550 ELIZABETH LN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • APOLLO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 10100 DEE RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 1789 RAND RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • IROQUOIS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 455; Location: 1836 E TOUHY AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • FOREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 1375 S 5TH AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CUMBERLAND ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 700 E GOLF RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • STEVENSON SCHOOL (Students: 422; Location: 9000 CAPITOL DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BRENTWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 260 DULLES RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Des Plaines:
  • ST ZACHARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 567 W ALGONQUIN ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KIDDIE JUNCTION DAY CARE (Students: 130; Location: 1619 OAKTON ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LUTHERAN GENERAL CHILDREN'S DA (Students: 118; Location: 9375 CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 832 LEE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHILDRENS LEARNING WORLD (Students: 108; Location: PO BOX 1231; Grades: PK - KG)
  • INTERCULTURE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 8800 WEST BALLARD RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 73; Location: 8650 BALLARD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHICAGOLAND ACHIEVEMENT ACAD (Students: 25; Location: 1040 E THACKER ST; Grades: PK - UG)
Library in Des Plaines:
  • DES PLAINES P.L. (Operating income: $5,836,633; Location: 1501 ELLINWOOD STREET; 199,319 books; 16,721 audio materials; 10,461 video materials; 740 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Des Plaines: Lake Park Golf Course (A), Prairie Lakes Community Center (B), Des Plaines Village Hall (C), Des Plaines Public Library (D).

Shopping Centers: The Oaks Shopping Center (1), Market Place Shopping Center (2), Market Place Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Des Plaines include: Holy Family Convent (A), Saint Stephens Catholic Church (B), Bethesda Worship Center (C), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (D), Saint Martin's Episcopal Church (E), Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (F), First Christian Reformed Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: All Saints Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Shagbark Lake (A), Des Plaines Lake (B), Opeka, Lake (C), Big Bend Lake (D), Peterson Lake (E).

Creek: Weller Creek (A).

Parks in Des Plaines include: Kuthen Park (1), Eton Park (2), Woodlawn Park (3), Field Park (4), Einstein Park (5), Northshire Park (6), Dimucci Park (7), Des Plaines Manor Park (8), Jaycee Park (9).


Des Plaines compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Des Plaines:
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Des Plaines:
  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WMTH (90.5 FM; PARK RIDGE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, MAINE TWP. #207)
  • 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.)
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Des Plaines:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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