Downers Grove, IL
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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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Downers Grove a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Downers Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Downers Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Downers Grove. 52.54% 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 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.