Darien, Illinois Population 2024

21,166

Darien is a city located in DuPage County Illinois. Darien has a 2024 population of 21,166. Darien is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -3.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,997 in 2020.

The average household income in Darien is $137,890 with a poverty rate of 3.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Darien is 45 years, 44.7 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Darien Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Darien was:

  • White: 77.35%
  • Asian: 10.96%
  • Two or more races: 7.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.53%
  • Other race: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,411.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.78% (-831)
The current population of Darien, Illinois is 21,166 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,997.

Darien, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,98077.35%
Asian2,40510.96%
Two or more races1,7167.82%
Black or African American5552.53%
Other race2701.23%
Native American270.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Darien Population by Race

Darien Population Pyramid 2024

Darien Median Age

45

Total

44.7

Male

46.1

Female

Darien Adults

There are 18,072 adults, (5,162 of whom are seniors) in Darien.

Darien Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Darien Sex Ratio

Female11,13250.71%
Male10,82149.29%

Darien Population by Age

Darien Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9032.4679.920.1
Married4,989387.812.2
Non Family2,5501.1571.228.8
Female8293.1954.945.1
Male5352.6286.713.3
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Darien Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Darien Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Darien Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.42%.

Darien Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,324

Average Earnings

$72,553

Average Male

$47,093

Average Female

Darien Earnings by Educational Attainment

Darien Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Darien Language

74.38% of Darien residents speak only English, while 25.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.89% of the population.

Darien Language

Darien Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,4784492.72%
Hispanic1,74620111.51%
Multiple1,71618410.72%
Other2702910.74%
Asian2,405281.16%
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3.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.16%

Male Poverty Rate

3.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Darien

The race most likely to be in poverty in Darien is Hispanic, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Darien is Asian, with 1.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.2%.

Darien Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.16%
High School5.83%
Some College2.82%
Bachelors or Greater1.98%
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Darien Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed2.56%
Female Employed2.17%
Male Employed1.12%
Male Unemployed
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Darien Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Darien Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Darien Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Darien Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Darien Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Darien Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Darien Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

915

Number of Veterans

879

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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Darien Veterans by War

count

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Darien Veterans by Age

count

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Darien Veterans by Race

Darien Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Darien Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Darien Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Darien Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Darien Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.22%

Born in Darien

81.77%

Native Born

18.23%

Foreign Born

5.62%

Non Citizen

12.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.77% of Darien residents were born in the United States, with 70.22% having been born in Illinois. 5.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Darien Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,121-209-1.03%
202820,330-209-1.02%
202720,539-209-1.01%
202620,748-209-1%
202520,957-209-0.99%
202421,166-209-0.98%
202321,375-209-0.97%
202221,584-209-0.96%
202121,793-204-0.93%
202021,9972901.34%
201921,707-180-0.82%
201821,887-135-0.61%
201722,022-53-0.24%
201622,075-125-0.56%
201522,200-61-0.27%
201422,261-28-0.13%
201322,289520.23%
201222,237640.29%
201122,1731110.5%
201022,062-798-3.49%
200022,8604,51924.64%
199018,3413,38522.63%
198014,9566,87985.17%
19708,077
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Darien Population by Year