Des Plaines, IL

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Population

58,805

0.0851% growth

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$67,415

4.39% growth

Poverty Rate

8.92%


Number of Employees

30,565

0.682% growth

Median Property Value

$242,600

1.55% growth

About

In 2017, Des Plaines, IL had a population of 58.8k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $67,415. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Des Plaines, IL grew from 58,755 to 58,805, a 0.0851% increase and its median household income grew from $64,582 to $67,415, a 4.39% increase.

The population of Des Plaines, IL is 63.8% White Alone, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.4% Asian Alone. 43.5% of the people in Des Plaines, IL speak a non-English language, and 87.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Des Plaines, IL are Oakton Community College (1,458 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Des Plaines, IL is $242,600, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Des Plaines, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Des Plaines, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Des Plaines, IL employs 30.6k people. The largest industries in Des Plaines, IL are Manufacturing (4,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,151 people), and Retail Trade (3,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,143), Finance & Insurance ($61,672), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,891).

Median household income in Des Plaines, IL is $67,415. Males in Des Plaines, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Des Plaines, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,415

2017 value

± $2,479

4.39%

1 Year Growth

± 4.78%

Households in Des Plaines, IL have a median annual income of $67,415, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,582 in 2016, which represents a 4.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Des Plaines, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Des Plaines, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Des Plaines, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Des Plaines, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8049.02

  2. Census Tract 8027.02

  3. Census Tract 8061.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Des Plaines, IL was Census Tract 8049.02 with a value of $79,789, followed by Census Tract 8027.02 and Census Tract 8061.03, with respective values of $78,992 and $78,317.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Des Plaines, IL (5.16k out of 57.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,411 ± 398

  2. Hispanic

    1,651 ± 321

  3. Other

    824 ± 267

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Des Plaines, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.6k

2017 Value

± 1,147

0.682%

1 Year growth

± 5.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Des Plaines, IL grew at a rate of 0.682%, from 30.4k employees to 30.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Des Plaines, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,133 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,288 people), and Management Occupations (2,918 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Des Plaines, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Des Plaines, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,133 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,288 people), and Management Occupations (2,918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Des Plaines, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.37 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Des Plaines, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,932), Legal Occupations ($74,779), and Management Occupations ($74,096).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.6k

2017 Value

± 1,147

0.682%

1 Year growth

± 5.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Des Plaines, IL grew at a rate of 0.682%, from 30.4k employees to 30.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Des Plaines, IL, are Manufacturing (4,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,151 people), and Retail Trade (3,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Des Plaines, IL, though some of these residents may live in Des Plaines, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Des Plaines, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,151 people), and Retail Trade (3,259 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Des Plaines, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.43 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.37 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Des Plaines, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,143), Finance & Insurance ($61,672), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,891).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.8% of the population of Des Plaines, IL has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.461% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Des Plaines, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Des Plaines, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.16%

Uninsured

55.5%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.461%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Des Plaines, IL declined by 8.51% from 8.92% to 8.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Des Plaines, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Des Plaines, IL is home to a population of 58.8k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 31.8% of Des Plaines, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Des Plaines, IL is composed of 37.5k White Alone residents (63.8%), 10.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.3%), 7.85k Asian Alone residents (13.4%), 1.43k Black or African American Alone residents (2.44%), 1.05k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.192%), 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0748%), and 36 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0612%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Des Plaines, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,198 speakers), Polish (4,062 speakers), and Gujarati (1,657 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Des Plaines, IL was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Des Plaines, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Des Plaines, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 31.8% of Des Plaines, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Des Plaines, IL was 30.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Des Plaines, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Des Plaines, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

87.6%

2017 Citizenship

88%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.6% of Des Plaines, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Des Plaines, IL was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37.5k ± 1.14k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.8k ± 1.21k

  3. Asian Alone

    7.85k ± 714

In 2017, there were 3.48 times more White Alone residents (37.5k people) in Des Plaines, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Hispanic or Latino and 7.85k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Des Plaines, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,198 speakers (14.8%)

  2. Polish

    4,062 speakers (7.33%)

  3. Gujarati

    1,657 speakers (2.99%)

43.5% of Des Plaines, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Des Plaines, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 14.8% of the overall population of Des Plaines, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 7.33% speak Polish and 2.99% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    699 ± 143

  2. Korea

    435 ± 126

  3. World War II

    286 ± 96

Des Plaines, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Des Plaines, IL awarded 1,458 degrees. The student population of Des Plaines, IL is skewed towards women, with 4,572 male students and 4,871 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Des Plaines, IL are White (828 and 57.3%), followed by Asian (237 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (200 and 13.8%), and Black or African American (70 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Des Plaines, IL by number of degrees awarded are Oakton Community College (1,458 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Des Plaines, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (503 and 34.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (155 and 10.6%), and Registered Nursing (73 and 5.01%).

The median tuition costs in Des Plaines, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 503 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Des Plaines, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 503 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Des Plaines, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,458 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Des Plaines, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oakton Community College with 1,458 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

665

Degrees Awarded to Men

793

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 665 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Des Plaines, IL, which is 0.839 times less than the 793 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    828 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    237 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    200 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Des Plaines, IL were to White students. These 828 degrees mean that there were 3.49 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 237 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Des Plaines, IL was $242,600 in 2017, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,900 to $242,600, a 1.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Des Plaines, IL is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Des Plaines, IL have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Des Plaines, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,415

Median Household Income

± $2,479

22.1k

Number of Households

± 903

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.1k households in Des Plaines, IL grew to $67,415 from the previous year's value of $64,582.

The following chart displays the households in Des Plaines, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$242,600

2017 Median

± $4,737

$238,900

2016 Median

± $4,536

In 2017, the median property value in Des Plaines, IL grew to to $242,600 from the previous year's value of $238,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Des Plaines, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Des Plaines, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Des Plaines, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Des Plaines, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.9% of the housing units in Des Plaines, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Des Plaines, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Des Plaines, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Des Plaines, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Des Plaines, IL have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Des Plaines, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.8%

  3. Public Transit

    6.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Des Plaines, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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