Des Plaines, Illinois Population 2021

58,989
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Des Plaines is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 58,989, it is the 20th largest city in Illinois and the 654th largest city in the United States . Des Plaines is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,364 in 2010. Des Plaines reached it's highest population of 59,112 in 2013. Spanning over 14 miles, Des Plaines has a population density of 4,146 people per square mile.

The average household income in Des Plaines is $90,181 with a poverty rate of 8.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,144 per month, and the median house value is $256,700. The median age in Des Plaines is 43.3 years, 40.8 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Des Plaines Demographics

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

  • White: 77.59%
  • Asian: 13.28%
  • Other race: 3.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.55%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Des Plaines, Illinois is 58,989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,854.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,364.

Des Plaines, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,52577.59%
Asian7,79113.28%
Some Other Race2,2603.85%
Two or More Races1,4962.55%
Black or African American1,3012.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2050.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander950.16%
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Des Plaines Population by Race

Des Plaines Population Pyramid $2021

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Des Plaines Median Age

43.3


Total

40.8


Male

45.5


Female

Des Plaines Adults

There are 47,353 adults, (11,228 of whom are seniors) in Des Plaines.

Des Plaines Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Plaines Sex Ratio

Female

30,065

51.24%

Male

28,608

48.76%

Des Plaines Population by Age

Des Plaines Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Des Plaines Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All75.6%24.4%
Male64.6%35.4%
Female64.5%35.5%
Non Family64.2%35.8%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Des Plaines Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3272.5875.6
Married11,4833.3486.2
Non Family7,6601.2164.2
Female2,0623.0764.5
Male1,1223.2164.6

3.25

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Des Plaines Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8246.52%
9th to 12th Grade2,2215.12%
High School Graduate9,92922.91%
Some College7,89718.22%
Associates Degree3,9359.08%
Bachelors Degree10,68024.64%
Graduate Degree5,85613.51%
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Des Plaines Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Des Plaines Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,36427,43611,384
Hispanic6,6844,1681,416
Asian5,7845,3223,195
Other Race1,400782266
Black929820290
2+ Races495461208
Native American14163
Islander958320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.24%.

Des Plaines Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,756$51,863$36,925
Less Than 9th Grade$27,415$29,175$25,840
High School Graduate$33,065$43,542$25,130
Some College$40,112$49,043$32,757
Bachelors Degree$57,044$63,427$48,874
Graduate Degree$65,869$75,217$59,313

$43,756

Average Earnings

$51,863

Average Male

$36,925

Average Female

Des Plaines Earnings by Educational Attainment

Des Plaines Language by Age

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Des Plaines Language

56.74% of Des Plaines residents speak only English, while 43.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 20.05% of the population.

Des Plaines Language

Des Plaines Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,2392,1896.04%
Hispanic11,2211,78915.94%
Asian7,7806458.29%
Other2,26037316.50%
Black1,14720117.52%
Native19312665.28%
Multiple1,462755.13%

8.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.91%

Male Poverty Rate

9.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Des Plaines

The race most likely to be in poverty in Des Plaines is Native, with 65.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Plaines is Multiple, with 5.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.14%.

Des Plaines Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.10%
Some College8.88%
High School7.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%

Des Plaines Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.15%
Male Unemployed30.13%
Female Employed3.95%
Male Employed3.52%

Des Plaines Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Des Plaines Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,760$90,181
Families$90,523$106,796
Married Families$102,511-
Non Families$42,746$55,258
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Income by Household Type

Des Plaines Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Plaines Married by Age and Sex

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Des Plaines 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 35-44.

Des Plaines Marital Status by Race

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Des Plaines Marital Status

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2,094

Number of Veterans

1,978

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam594
Korea374
First Gulf War297
Second Gulf War219
World War II149

Des Plaines Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+914
65 to 74484
35 to 54370
55 to 64204
18 to 34122

Des Plaines Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9765.30%
Hispanic1171.47%
Black494.83%
Asian370.58%
2+ Races182.79%
Other Race140.79%

Des Plaines Veterans by Race

Des Plaines Veterans by Education

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7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Plaines Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Des Plaines Employment by Age

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Des Plaines Employment by Race

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Des Plaines 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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57.67%

Born in Des Plaines

67.53%

Native Born

32.47%

Foreign Born

12.81%

Non Citizen

19.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.53% of Des Plaines residents were born in the United States, with 57.67% having been born in Illinois. 12.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Des Plaines Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202158,989450.08%
202058,944450.08%
201958,899450.08%
201858,8547761.34%
201758,078-352-0.60%
201658,430-381-0.65%
201558,811-293-0.50%
201459,104-8-0.01%
201359,1121340.23%
201258,9782530.43%
201158,7252710.46%
201058,454-266-0.05%
200058,7205,4970.99%
199053,223-345-0.06%
198053,568-3,671-0.66%
197057,23922,3535.08%
196034,88619,8928.81%
195014,9945,4764.65%
19409,5187200.79%
19308,7985,3479.81%
19203,4512,4516.39%
19001,0000.00%

Des Plaines Population by Year