Downers Grove is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 50,247 people and 15 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 89.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Downers Grove is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Downers Grove who work in management occupations (13.80%), sales jobs (12.75%), and office and administrative support (10.95%).
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 12.41% 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 30.60 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Downers Grove. 58.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Downers Grove in 2018 was $53,339, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,356 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.