Information About Des Plaines

The total estimated population is 88,561. Density is average at 3,604 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 67,543; Asian: 11,935; Two or More Races: 2,290; Black: 1,867; American Indian: 265; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 16; Other Race: 4,645; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 13,404 (15%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 75,157 (85%)

There are 28,621 foreign born residents, of which 42.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 6,778; Poland: 5,198; India: 4,963; Philippines: 1,676; Korea: 1,011; Italy: 693; Greece: 604; U.S. Born: This State: 50,499; Midwest: 4,002; South: 2,136; Northeast: 1,406; West: 1,099;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Des Plaines Most Common US Birthplaces in Des Plaines

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 38 years.

Age Distribution

There are 8,285 married couples with children and 1,808 single-parent households (466 men, 1,342 women).

The median household income is $50,069 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Des Plaines: $50,069;

6% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; Des Plaines: 6%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 35,122; Government: 3,492; Self-employed: 1,666; Unpaid family work: 49; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 13,641; Sales and office: 13,618; Office and administrative support: 8,469; Professional and related: 8,007; Production, transportation, and material moving: 6,972; Service: 5,854;

Work Types in Des Plaines Common Occupations in Des Plaines

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 33,493; Car or truck (carpooled): 4,275; Public transportation: 3,032; Walked: 950; Worked at home: 869; Bicycle: 82;

Transportation to work methods in Des Plaines

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Des Plaines.

There are 34,317 housing units, of which 18,216 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 23,969; Renter: 9,587; Vacant: 761; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 15,869; Not Mortgaged: 8,100;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Des Plaines

The median single family home value is $180,600.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Des Plaines: $1,352;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Des Plaines: $699;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 2,395; 1940 to 1949: 2,237; 1950 to 1959: 6,342; 1960 to 1969: 9,864; 1970 to 1979: 7,585; 1980 to 1989: 2,927; 1990 to 1994: 1,635; 1995 to 1998: 1,107; 1999 to March 2000: 225;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 1.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 27,568; Electricity: 5,003; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 571; Other: 168;

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