Downers Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 49,387 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 88.86% 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 (13.38%), office and administrative support (13.16%), and sales jobs (12.58%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Downers Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.54% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Downers Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Downers Grove, the average commute to work is 30.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Downers Grove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Downers Grove‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Downers Grove is a pretty powerful place. 55.17% 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 $47,449, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,796 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 German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Downers Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.