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The economy of Downers Grove, IL employs 25,467 people. The economy of Downers Grove, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 3.69; 1.81; and 1.75 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Downers Grove, IL are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (3,281), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,043), and Educational Services (2,783), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,333), Finance & Insurance ($92,202), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($74,286).

Median household income in Downers Grove, IL is $85,171. Males in Downers Grove, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Downers Grove, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Downers Grove, IL. In DuPage County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 133 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,719. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Downers Grove, IL is from the county of DuPage County, IL.

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Downers Grove, IL is home to a population of 49,555 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Downers Grove, IL is composed of 41,978 White residents (84.7%), 3,076 Asian residents (6.21%), 2,277 Hispanic residents (4.59%), 1,588 Black residents (3.2%), and 518 Two+ residents (1.05%). The most common foreign languages in Downers Grove, IL are Spanish (1,278 speakers), Other Indo-European (562 speakers), and Chinese (509 speakers), but compared to other places, Downers Grove, IL has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (562 speakers), Other Slavic (351 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (211 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Downers Grove, IL awarded 1,023 degrees. The student population of Downers Grove, IL is skewed towards females, with 360 male students and 663 female students. Most students in Downers Grove, IL are White (670 and 65.5%), followed by Asian (207 and 20.2%), Hispanic or Latino (52 and 5.08%), and Black or African American (43 and 4.2%). The largest universities in Downers Grove, IL by number of graduates are Midwestern University-Downers Grove (853 and 83.4%), Universal Spa Training Academy (149 and 14.6%), and University of Aesthetics-Downers Grove (21 and 2.05%). The most popular majors in Downers Grove, IL are Osteopathic Medicine (199 and 19.5%), Pharmacy (196 and 19.2%), and Dentistry (124 and 12.1%). The median tuition costs in Downers Grove, 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.



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The median property value in Downers Grove, IL is $331,600, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $330,000 to $331,600, a 0.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Downers Grove, IL is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Downers Grove, IL have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Downers Grove, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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