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Downers Grove township, IL map Land area: 50.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 148,110 (100% urban, 0% rural)
Males: 71,763  (48.5%)
Females: 76,347  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 146,607 (120,867 owner occupied, 25,740 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Downers Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 83.5%
  • Black: 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 8.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.5
Median age of females: 39.6

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Average household size: 2.59

Downers Grove township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $75,098 ($69,345 in 1999)
This township:

$75,098
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $880 (lower quartile is $771, upper quartile is $1,092)
Here:

$880
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $351,939 (it was $213,600 in 2000)
Downers Grove township:

$351,939
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $256,816 - $525,966

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $496,495
Here:

$496,495
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $287,567
Here:

$287,567
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $671,927
Here:

$671,927
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $268,901
Here:

$268,901
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $201,438
Here:

$201,438
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $544,614
Here:

$544,614
State:

$35,670
Population density: 2948 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Downers Grove, Westmont, Darien, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Downers Grove township: Argonne Fire Department (A), Tri - State Fire Protection District Station 1 (B), Tri - State Fire Protection District Station 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Downers Grove township: Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery (1), Cass Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Flag Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Downers Grove township include: Lemont Woods County Forest Preserve (1), Lindenwood Park (2), Wood Ridge County Forest Preserve (3), Timberlake Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 19,595 (55% naturalized citizens)

Downers Grove township:  13.2%
State:  12.3%

63% of Downers Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 101406
  • Northeast: 5246
  • Midwest: 13239
  • South: 4996
  • West: 2645

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $236,400


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Downers Grove township, Illinois:

  • 1,244 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,770
  • One, attached: 4,734
  • Two: 505
  • 3 or 4: 2,005
  • 5 to 9: 3,885
  • 10 to 19: 4,067
  • 20 to 49: 3,902
  • 50 or more: 2,621
  • Mobile homes: 26

Median worth of mobile homes: $625,000


Housing units in Downers Grove township with a mortgage: 28,341 (2,214 second mortgage, 5,137 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,312

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1,217
  • 1995 to 1998: 2,840
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,773
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,990
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,835
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,133
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,976
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,394
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,357

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Downers Grove township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 223
  • 3 rooms: 919
  • 4 rooms: 3,158
  • 5 rooms: 6,579
  • 6 rooms: 7,943
  • 7 rooms: 8,738
  • 8 rooms: 7,739
  • 9 or more rooms: 8,952

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Downers Grove township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 489
  • 2 rooms: 1,259
  • 3 rooms: 3,013
  • 4 rooms: 3,470
  • 5 rooms: 2,377
  • 6 rooms: 812
  • 7 rooms: 487
  • 8 rooms: 230
  • 9 or more rooms: 132

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Downers Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 1,203
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,981
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,771
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,356
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2,905

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Downers Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 597
  • 1 bedroom: 4,597
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,274
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,436
  • 4 bedrooms: 345
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Cars and other vehicles available in Downers Grove township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 1,144
  • 1 vehicle: 11,942
  • 2 vehicles: 22,186
  • 3 vehicles: 6,456
  • 4 vehicles: 1,954
  • 5 or more vehicles: 592

Cars and other vehicles available in Downers Grove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,591
  • 1 vehicle: 6,014
  • 2 vehicles: 3,927
  • 3 vehicles: 624
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5 or more vehicles: 50

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Downers Grove township:

  • German (15.3%)
  • Irish (13.7%)
  • Polish (12.1%)
  • Italian (9.7%)
  • English (5.6%)
  • Czech (3.5%)
  • United States or American (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (20%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 59,191 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 4,625 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 179 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 111 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6,512 (9%)
  • Taxi: 61 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 244 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,368 (2%)
  • Other means: 273 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,105 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Downers Grove township, Illinois:

  • 1,244 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in religious group quarters

82.1% of residents of Downers Grove township speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
8.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 146,603
  • In family households: 127,481 (32,803 male householders, 7,337 female householders)
    34,734 spouses, 46,761 children (44,394 natural, 1,296 adopted, 1,071 stepchildren), 1,002 grandchildren, 1,013 brothers or sisters, 1,139 parents, 1,657 other relatives, 1,035 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,122 (6,859 male householders (5,577 living alone)), 9,607 female householders (8,677 living alone)), 2,656 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,507 (1,244 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,214 2-persons, 8,866 3-persons, 9,020 4-persons, 4,227 5-persons, 1,308 6-persons, 505 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 14,254 1-person, 1,913 2-persons, 198 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 32 5-persons,

32,066 married couples with children.
4,428 single-parent households (812 men, 3,616 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,860
Here:

16.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 998
Here:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,834
Here:

30.2%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Downers Grove township:

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