Downers Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 49,732 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Downers Grove is the 30th largest community in Illinois.
Downers Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Downers Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Downers Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Downers Grove is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Downers Grove who work in management occupations (14.79%), office and administrative support (13.80%), and sales jobs (13.71%).
Also of interest is that Downers Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Downers Grove is also a village of artists. Downers Grove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Downers Grove’s character.
Because of many things, Downers Grove is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Downers Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Downers Grove perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Downers Grove is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Downers Grove area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Downers Grove is a pretty powerful place. 52.54% of the adults in Downers Grove have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Downers Grove in 2010 was $43,191, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,764 for a family of four.
Downers Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Downers Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Downers Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Downers Grove include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Downers Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.