Des Plaines, Illinois Population 2020

58,243

Des Plaines is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 58,243, it is the 20th largest city in Illinois and the 668th largest city in the United States. Des Plaines is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,364 in 2010. Des Plaines reached it's highest population of 59,138 in 2014. Spanning over 14 miles, Des Plaines has a population density of 4,094 people per square mile.

The average household income in Des Plaines is $85,585 with a poverty rate of 8.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,093 per month, and the median house value is $251,700. The median age in Des Plaines is 43.3 years, 40.7 years for males, and 46 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males.

Des Plaines Il Demographics

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

  • White: 77.07%
  • Asian: 13.73%
  • Other race: 4.59%
  • Black or African American: 2.20%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Des Plaines, Illinois is 58,243, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,959. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,364.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,23677.07%
Asian8,06013.73%
Some Other Race2,6934.59%
Black or African American1,2892.20%
Two or More Races1,2612.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.08%

Des Plaines Il Population Pyramid 2020

Des Plaines Il Median Age

43.3


Total

40.7


Male

46


Female

Des Plaines Il Adults

There are 47,243 adults, (11,214 of whom are seniors) in Des Plaines Il.

Des Plaines Il Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Plaines Il Sex Ratio

Female

29,555

50.35%

Male

29,139

49.65%

Des Plaines Il Households and Families

Des Plaines Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Des Plaines Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All76.4%23.6%
Male68.6%31.4%
Non Family66.3%33.7%
Female60.6%39.4%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0362.6276.4
Married11,8213.3585.8
Non Family7,2971.266.3
Female1,9863.2360.6
Male9323.1568.6

3.27

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Des Plaines Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7346.27%
9th to 12th Grade2,2835.23%
High School Graduate10,42723.90%
Some College8,18018.75%
Associates Degree3,8078.73%
Bachelors Degree10,56224.21%
Graduate Degree5,63812.92%

Des Plaines Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,68727,72811,043
Hispanic6,4184,1111,322
Asian6,1755,5723,378
Other Race1,597905330
Black947822293
Multiple Races385361175
Native American8354
Islander493915

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 93.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,076$50,353$36,598
Less Than High School$25,390$25,773$24,607
High School Grad$35,766$41,238$26,409
Some College$41,004$51,527$31,980
Bachelors Degree$53,436$61,677$44,495
Graduate Degree$64,575$75,163$58,265

$42,076

Average Earnings

$50,353

Average Male

$36,598

Average Female

Des Plaines Il Language

Des Plaines Il Language by Age

Des Plaines Il Language

56.11% of Des Plaines Il residents speak only English, while 43.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 21.27% of the population.

Des Plaines Il Poverty

Des Plaines Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,6332,3356.37%
Hispanic10,8491,64415.15%
Asian8,0367799.69%
Other2,68351319.12%
Black1,16220017.21%
Native933739.78%
Multiple1,226241.96%

8.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

9.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Des Plaines Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Des Plaines Il is Native, with 39.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Plaines Il is Multiple, with 1.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.95%
Some College8.60%
High School7.53%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.16%
Male Unemployed26.10%
Male Employed3.79%
Female Employed3.65%

Des Plaines Il Income

Des Plaines Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,636$85,585
Families$85,598$100,327
Married Families$94,538-
Non Families$41,364$53,403

Des Plaines Il Marital Status

Des Plaines Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Plaines Il Married by Age and Sex

Des Plaines Il 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 Il Marital Status by Race

Des Plaines Il Veterans

2,117

Number of Veterans

1,986

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam604
Korea433
First Gulf War302
World War II206
Second Gulf War173
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9725.33%
Hispanic1361.82%
Black686.75%
Asian380.57%
2 or More234.68%
Other160.80%

$Des Plaines Il Veterans by Education

7.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Plaines Il Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Des Plaines Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.42%

Born in Illinois

67.76%

Native Born

32.24%

Foreign Born

12.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.76% of Des Plaines Il residents were born in the United States, with 57.42% having been born in Illinois. 12.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202058,243-358-0.61%
201958,601-358-0.61%
201858,9598391.44%
201758,120-358-0.61%
201658,478-378-0.64%
201558,856-282-0.48%
201459,13820.00%
201359,1361420.24%
201258,9942620.45%
201158,7322740.47%
201058,458-262-0.04%
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%