DuPage County, IL

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Population

928,589

0.165% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$93,750

4.72% growth

Poverty Rate

6.77%


Number of Employees

498,676

0.897% growth

Median Property Value

$317,800

2.91% growth

About

In 2018, DuPage County, IL had a population of 929k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $93,750. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of DuPage County, IL declined from 930,128 to 928,589, a -0.165% decrease and its median household income grew from $89,521 to $93,750, a 4.72% increase.

The population of DuPage County, IL is 66.3% White Alone, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Asian Alone. 28.1% of the people in DuPage County, IL speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DuPage County, IL are Chamberlain University-Illinois (9,808 degrees awarded in 2017), College of DuPage (5,213 degrees), and Benedictine University (2,183 degrees).

The median property value in DuPage County, IL is $317,800, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in DuPage County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in DuPage County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of DuPage County, IL employs 499k people. The largest industries in DuPage County, IL are Manufacturing (64,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,580 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,631 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($112,200), Utilities ($110,333), and Finance & Insurance ($84,943).

Median household income in DuPage County, IL is $93,750. Males in DuPage County, IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in DuPage County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,750

2018 value

± $3,311

4.72%

1 Year Growth

± 4.07%

Households in DuPage County, IL have a median annual income of $93,750, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $89,521 in 2017, which represents a 4.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois 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 DuPage County, IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 8453

  2. Census Tract 8452

  3. Census Tract 8426.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DuPage County, IL was Census Tract 8453 with a value of $229,313, followed by Census Tract 8452 and Census Tract 8426.02, with respective values of $181,354 and $180,811.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DuPage County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DuPage County, IL (62.2k out of 919k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    38,879 ± 1,331

  2. Hispanic

    15,832 ± 906

  3. Black

    8,589 ± 720

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DuPage County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

499k

2018 Value

± 10,543

0.897%

1 Year growth

± 2.93%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DuPage County, IL grew at a rate of 0.897%, from 494k employees to 499k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DuPage County, IL, are Management Occupations (65,612 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61,126 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (56,506 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (65,612 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61,126 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (56,506 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DuPage County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.54 times), and Management Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,376), Management Occupations ($98,591), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,154).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

499k

2018 Value

± 10,543

0.897%

1 Year growth

± 2.93%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DuPage County, IL grew at a rate of 0.897%, from 494k employees to 499k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DuPage County, IL, are Manufacturing (64,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,580 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,631 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DuPage County, IL, though some of these residents may live in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (64,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,580 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,631 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DuPage County, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.68 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.66 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DuPage County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($112,200), Utilities ($110,333), and Finance & Insurance ($84,943).

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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. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% 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. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of DuPage County, IL has health coverage, with 62.5% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.414% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see 751 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.133% decrease from the previous year (752 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 969 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 394 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

751 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see an average of 751 patients per year. This represents a 0.133% decrease from the previous year (752 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DuPage County, IL in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

5.66%

Uninsured

62.5%

Employer Coverage

9.17%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.414%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in DuPage County, IL grew by 7.52% from 5.27% to 5.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in DuPage County, 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

DuPage County, IL is home to a population of 929k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.9% of DuPage County, IL residents were born outside of the country (176k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of DuPage County, IL is composed of 615k White Alone residents (66.3%), 134k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 113k Asian Alone residents (12.2%), 41.2k Black or African American Alone residents (4.44%), 22.2k Two or More Races residents (2.39%), 1.84k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.198%), 811 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0873%), and 162 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0174%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in DuPage County, IL are Spanish (93,174 speakers), Polish (20,575 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (12,423 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in DuPage County, IL was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in DuPage County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all DuPage County, IL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

176k people

18.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

175k people

As of 2017, 18.9% of DuPage County, IL residents (176k people) 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 DuPage County, IL was 18.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2018 Citizenship

92.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.6% of DuPage County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in DuPage County, IL was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    615k ± 407

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    134k ± 8.72k

  3. Asian Alone

    113k ± 1.94k

In 2018, there were 4.58 times more White Alone residents (615k people) in DuPage County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 134k Hispanic or Latino and 113k 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 DuPage County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    93,174 speakers (10.7%)

  2. Polish

    20,575 speakers (2.36%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    12,423 speakers (1.42%)

28.1% of DuPage County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in DuPage County, IL was Spanish. 10.7% of the overall population of DuPage County, IL are native Spanish speakers. 2.36% speak Polish and 1.42% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,480 ± 1,211

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,731 ± 1,076

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,493 ± 766

DuPage County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in DuPage County, IL awarded 23,021 degrees. The student population of DuPage County, IL is skewed towards women, with 23,926 male students and 50,366 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DuPage County, IL are White (13,254 and 58.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,765 and 12.1%), Unknown (2,420 and 10.6%), and Black or African American (2,161 and 9.49%).

The largest universities in DuPage County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Chamberlain University-Illinois (9,808 and 42.6%), College of DuPage (5,213 and 22.6%), and Benedictine University (2,183 and 9.48%).

The most popular majors in DuPage County, IL are Registered Nursing (8,287 and 36%), Family Practice Nurse (1,544 and 6.71%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (943 and 4.1%).

The median tuition costs in DuPage County, IL are $35,190 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. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 7,283 degrees awarded

  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in DuPage County, IL was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in DuPage County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,808 degrees awarded

  2. 5,213 degrees awarded

  3. 2,183 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,190

Median Private

In 2017, the DuPage County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chamberlain University-Illinois with 9,808 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,912

Degrees Awarded to Men

16,109

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6,912 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DuPage County, IL, which is 0.429 times less than the 16,109 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

    13,254 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,765 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2,420 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in DuPage County, IL were to White students. These 13,254 degrees mean that there were 4.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,765 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DuPage County, IL was $317,800 in 2018, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $308,800 to $317,800, a 2.91% increase. The homeownership rate in DuPage County, IL is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in DuPage County, IL have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DuPage County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$317,800

2018 Median

± $4,784

$308,800

2017 Median

± $4,837

In 2018, the median property value in DuPage County, IL grew to to $317,800 from the previous year's value of $308,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$93,750

Median Household Income

± $3,311

346k

Number of Households

± 8,563

In 2018, the median household income of the 346k households in DuPage County, IL grew to $93,750 from the previous year's value of $89,521.

The following chart displays the households in DuPage County, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73%

2018 Homeownership

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73% of the housing units in DuPage County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DuPage County, IL have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in DuPage County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7%

  3. Public Transit

    6.88%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in DuPage County, IL was Drove Alone (76.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7%) and those who Public Transit (6.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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