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Population (year 2000): 48,724. Estimated population in July 2005: 49,094 (+0.8% change)
Males: 23,400 (48.0%), Females: 25,324 (52.0%)

DuPage County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $65,539 (year 2000)
Median house value: $205,900 (year 2000)

Downers Grove, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Downers Grove:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Asian Indian (2.5%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (20.3%), Polish (14.9%), Italian (10.8%), English (8.6%), Czech (6.0%).Grove, Illinois

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles

Downers

For population 25 years and over in Downers Grove

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downers Grove village

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

9.8% Foreign born (4.4% Asia, 3.1% Europe, 1.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,184 (+2.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Wheaton, (7.9 miles pop. 55,416).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (23.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Westmont, (2.7 miles IL Woodridge, (3.8 miles IL (3.9 miles Darien, Hills, IL (4.1 miles Clarendon IL (4.8 miles Willowbrook, IL Lisle, (5.0 miles Terrace, IL (5.4 miles Oakbrook Brook, IL Oak (5.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 55 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 1997: 75 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $265,800
  • 2002: 76 buildings, average cost: $295,900
  • 2003: 156 buildings, average cost: $300,900
  • 2004: 109 buildings, average cost: $385,500
  • 2005: 150 buildings, average cost: $367,800

Latitude: 41.79 N, Longitude: 88.01 W

Area code: 630

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (15.5%), Manufacturing (12.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.5%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,283 (+31.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,639 (22.5%)

Crime in Downers Grove by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0
Rapes 8 11 7 8 7 12
    per 100,000 16.4 22.6 14.4 16.4 14.4 24.6
Robberies 11 10 10 7 10 13
    per 100,000 22.6 20.5 20.5 14.4 20.5 26.7
Assaults 54 44 47 33 47 51
    per 100,000 110.8 90.3 96.5 67.7 96.5 104.7
Burglaries 140 137 109 117 109 143
    per 100,000 287.3 281.2 223.7 240.1 223.7 293.5
Thefts 1,003 1,014 874 1,020 874 896
    per 100,000 2058.5 2081.1 1793.8 2093.4 1793.8 1838.9
Auto thefts 39 49 31 52 31 37
    per 100,000 80.0 100.6 63.6 106.7 63.6 75.9
144.4 144.2 123.7 135.6 123.7 139.0

Average climate in Downers Grove, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Downers Grove-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Downers Grove 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 7.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Denise Richards - (born 1972), actor, Bryan Mullins - College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis), Chris Murphy - College basketball player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish), Leonard Wakefield - College basketball player (Illinois (Chi.) Flames), Stephan Bolt - College basketball player (Lipscomb Bisons).

Main business address for: FTD INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), ELGIN NATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC (GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT), FIRST HEALTH GROUP CORP (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS), FTD Group, Inc. (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), SERVICEMASTER CO (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT SERVICES), AFTERMARKET TECHNOLOGY CORP (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES).


Hospital/medical center in Downers Grove:
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL-ADVOCATE (3815 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Downers Grove:
  • HINSDALE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
  • RML SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
  • EDWARD HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Downers Grove:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 45 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Downers Grove:
  • CLOW INTL (about 11 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; ID: LOT)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Downers Grove:
  • 10 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.
  • 11 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 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
Financial Administration 13 $57,301 $52,893 3 $4,089
Other Government Administration 22 $88,308 $48,168 7 $3,131
Police Protection - Officers 79 $429,002 $65,164 0 $0
Police - Other 34 $132,696 $46,833 19 $12,881
Firefighters 74 $448,585 $72,743 0 $0
Fire - Other 9 $55,084 $73,445 1 $1,333
Streets and Highways 22 $116,379 $63,479 1 $1,556
Judicial and Legal 3 $20,336 $81,344 0 $0
Health 7 $31,096 $53,307 9 $9,255
Sewerage 5 $24,943 $59,863 0 $0
Natural Resources 8 $36,690 $55,035 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $72,117 $66,569 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 38 $157,717 $49,805 7 $8,345
Transit 2 $6,974 $41,844 10 $11,289
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $32,309 $64,618 0 $0
Totals for Government 335 $1,709,536 $61,237 57 $51,878
Colleges/Universities in Downers Grove:
  • MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,454; Location: 555 31ST ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • PARKER BUSINESS SCHOOL (Location: 1021 68th Street; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downers Grove:
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 7 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
Public high schools in Downers Grove:
  • COMM H S DIST 99 - SOUTH HIGH SCH (Students: 3,279; Location: 1436 NORFOLK ST; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • COMM H S DIST 99 - NORTH H S (Students: 2,211; Location: 4436 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Downers Grove:
  • MARQUETTE MANOR BAPTIST ACAD (Students: 390; Location: 333 75TH STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Downers Grove:
  • O NEILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 635 59TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HERRICK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 610; Location: 4435 MIDDAUGH AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • KINGSLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 6509 POWELL; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PRAIRIEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 699 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LESTER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 236 INDIANAPOLIS; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LAKEVIEW JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 701 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HILLCREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 440; Location: 1435 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • INDIAN TRAIL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 6235 STONEWALL AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HENRY PUFFER SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 2220 HADDOW AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • PIERCE DOWNER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 1436 GRANT ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Downers Grove:
  • ST MARY OF GOSTYN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 440 PRAIRIE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: HIGHLAND FRANKLIN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • AVERY COONLEY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 1400 W MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: MAPLE & WASHINGTON; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DOWNERS GROVE ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 5524 LEE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 525 63RD ST; Grades: KG - 7)
  • PRECIOUS CHILD MONTESSORI SCHO (Students: 40; Location: 3910 HIGHLAND; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 35; Location: 6222 FAIRVIEW; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 2318 WISCONSIN AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • THE POWERTHINK ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 602 65TH ST; Grades: 4 - 11)
Library in Downers Grove:
  • DOWNERS GROVE P.L. (Operating income: $2,821,270; Location: 1050 CURTISS STREET; 225,168 books; 15,311 audio materials; 7,509 video materials; 589 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Downers Grove: Ellsworth Industrial Park (A), Oak Grove Commons Industrial Park (B), Downers Grove Golf Club (C), Downers Grove Village Hall (D), Downers Grove Township Office (E), Downers Grove Public Library (F), Indian Boundary YMCA (G).

Shopping Centers: Finley Square Mall Shopping Center (1), Meadowbrook Shopping Center (2), The Grove Shopping Center (3), T H Mandy Shopping Center (4), Downers Market Shopping Center (5), Downers Park Plaza Shopping Center (6), Downers Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Downers Grove include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Belmont Bible Church (B), Saint Pauls United Church of Christ (C), Saint Marys Catholic Church (D), Saint Luke United Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (F), First Christian Church of Downers Grover (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H).

Cemeteries: Blodgett Cemetery (1), Saint Mary of Gostyn Cemetery (2), Saint Bernards Cemetery (3), Pierce Downer Cemetery (4), Oak Hill Cemetery (5), Downers Grove Cemetery (6), Oak Crest Cemetery (7).

Lakes: Prince Lake (A), Barth Pond (B).

Creek: Lacey Creek (A).

Parks in Downers Grove include: Fisher Park (1), Fiftyninth and Main Park (2), Lyman Woods County Forest Preserve (3), Dunham Place Park (4), Northside Park (5), O'Brien Park (6), Doerhoefer Park (7), Lee and Grant Park (8), Deer Creek Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Downers Grove 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Downers Grove:
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Downers Grove:
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WDGC-FM (88.3 FM; DOWNERS GROVE, IL; Owner: SCH. DIST. #99, DU PAGE CTY., ILL.)
  • WDCB (90.9 FM; GLEN ELLYN, IL; Owner: COLLEGE OF DU PAGE, DISTRICT 502)
  • WMBI-FM (90.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
TV broadcast stations around Downers Grove:
  • 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)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

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