Darien, Illinois Population 2021

21,304
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Darien is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 21,304, it is the 114th largest city in Illinois and the 1763rd largest city in the United States . Darien is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -3.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,086 in 2010. Darien reached it's highest population of 22,860 in 2000. Spanning over 6 miles, Darien has a population density of 3,434 people per square mile.

The average household income in Darien is $122,374 with a poverty rate of 5.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,201 per month, and the median house value is $330,000. The median age in Darien is 46.4 years, 44.5 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Darien Demographics

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

  • White: 79.04%
  • Asian: 11.97%
  • Black or African American: 4.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Darien, Illinois is 21,304 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,790.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,086.

Darien, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,29779.04%
Asian2,62011.97%
Black or African American8834.03%
Two or More Races7683.51%
Some Other Race3091.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.03%
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Darien Population by Race

Darien Population Pyramid $2021

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Darien Median Age

46.4


Total

44.5


Male

48.6


Female

Darien Adults

There are 17,826 adults, (4,784 of whom are seniors) in Darien.

Darien Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Darien Sex Ratio

Female

11,229

51.31%

Male

10,655

48.69%

Darien Population by Age

Darien Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Darien Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All83.1%16.9%
Female80.3%19.7%
Male74.1%25.9%
Non Family72.3%27.7%

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Darien Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8572.4783.1
Married4,9603.1290.3
Non Family2,8531.1972.3
Female7582.8380.3
Male2862.9474.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Darien Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2791.71%
9th to 12th Grade3191.95%
High School Graduate2,74216.80%
Some College3,41620.92%
Associates Degree1,2617.72%
Bachelors Degree5,21831.96%
Graduate Degree3,09118.93%
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Darien Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Darien Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,43812,1425,877
Asian2,2642,1601,730
Hispanic704616243
Black601558297
2+ Races332265179
Other Race22915188
Native American77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.41%.

Darien Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,924$69,068$48,829
Less Than 9th Grade$$31,125$102,979
High School Graduate$43,731$59,333$30,330
Some College$44,478$51,971$32,284
Bachelors Degree$70,220$82,267$61,917
Graduate Degree$80,914$102,620$64,271

$59,924

Average Earnings

$69,068

Average Male

$48,829

Average Female

Darien Earnings by Educational Attainment

Darien Language by Age

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Darien Language

76.73% of Darien residents speak only English, while 23.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.55% of the population.

Darien Language

Darien Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,4027634.65%
Black88317119.37%
Asian2,6201043.97%
Hispanic1,242504.03%
Multiple768172.21%
Other30982.59%
Native77100.00%

5.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.82%

Male Poverty Rate

6.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Darien

The race most likely to be in poverty in Darien is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Darien is Multiple, with 2.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.24%.

Darien Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College7.83%
High School5.54%
Less Than 9th Grade4.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%

Darien Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed5.39%
Male Employed1.68%
Male Unemployed0.38%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Darien Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Darien Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,275$122,374
Families$113,419$144,197
Married Families$122,105-
Non Families$50,625$72,709
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Income by Household Type

Darien Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Darien Married by Age and Sex

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Darien Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Darien Marital Status by Race

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Darien Marital Status

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1,161

Number of Veterans

1,095

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam498
First Gulf War105
Korea96
Second Gulf War49
World War II44

Darien Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+424
65 to 74375
55 to 64187
35 to 54157
18 to 3418

Darien Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9796.97%
Black8612.59%
Hispanic565.86%
Asian461.98%
2+ Races275.53%
Other Race166.08%
Native American7100.00%

Darien Veterans by Race

Darien Veterans by Education

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5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Darien Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Darien Employment by Age

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Darien Employment by Race

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Darien Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.61%

Born in Darien

82.10%

Native Born

17.90%

Foreign Born

3.93%

Non Citizen

13.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.10% of Darien residents were born in the United States, with 71.61% having been born in Illinois. 3.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Darien Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,304-162-0.75%
202021,466-162-0.75%
201921,628-162-0.74%
201821,790-141-0.64%
201721,931-56-0.25%
201621,987-124-0.56%
201522,111-62-0.28%
201422,173-27-0.12%
201322,200510.23%
201222,149630.29%
201122,0861100.50%
201021,976-884-0.39%
200022,8604,5192.23%
199018,3413,3852.06%
198014,9566,8796.35%
19708,0770.00%

Darien Population by Year