Downers Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 49,057 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 88.39% 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 (13.78%), sales jobs (13.02%), and office and administrative support (12.01%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.36 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Downers Grove is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Downers Grove, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Downers Grove is a pretty powerful place. 56.33% 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 2018 was $50,644, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,576 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.