Downers Grove, Illinois Population 2021

145,818
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Downers Grove Demographics

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

  • White: 80.63%
  • Asian: 10.78%
  • Black or African American: 4.48%
  • Two or more races: 2.14%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Downers Grove, Illinois is 145,818based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 148,077.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 146,971.

Downers Grove, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White119,72980.63%
Asian16,00010.78%
Black or African American6,6584.48%
Two or More Races3,1732.14%
Some Other Race2,7821.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.02%
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Downers Grove Population By Race

Downers Grove Population Pyramid 2021

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Downers Grove Median Age

43.3


Total

41.8


Male

44.7


Female

Downers Grove Adults

There are 114,759 adults, (26,517 of whom are seniors) in Downers Grove.

Downers Grove Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Downers Grove Sex Ratio

Mujer

76,278

51.37%

Masculino

72,207

48.63%

Downers Grove Population by Age

Downers Grove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Downers Grove Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All77.6%22.4%
Masculino71.6%28.4%
Non Family62.3%37.7%
Mujer58.1%41.9%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Downers Grove Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,0132.5477.6
Married33,1793.289.2
Non Family18,2221.1462.3
Mujer4,8223.0858.1
Masculino1,7903.1371.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Downers Grove Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5751.50%
9th to 12th Grade2,5292.41%
High School Graduate16,45715.69%
Some College17,96317.12%
Associates Degree7,0626.73%
Bachelors Degree33,78732.21%
Graduate Degree25,52524.33%
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Downers Grove Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Downers Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White80,97079,06245,385
Asian12,12411,5539,485
Hispanic6,0684,9221,885
Black4,6204,2141,827
Other Race1,6811,249315
2+ Races1,1791,080734
Native American989850
Islander555

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Downers Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$59,701$77,195$44,974
Less Than 9th Grade$30,693$33,618$23,864
High School Graduate$36,328$44,790$26,738
Some College$41,384$52,106$31,899
Bachelors Degree$67,237$89,936$51,084
Graduate Degree$94,793$127,688$69,299

$59,701

Average Earnings

$77,195

Average Male

$44,974

Average Female

Downers Grove Earnings by Educational Attainment

Downers Grove Language by Age

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Downers Grove Language

78.92% of Downers Grove residents speak only English, while 21.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.99% of the population.

Downers Grove Language

Downers Grove Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White111,5125,5454.97%
Black6,5981,93529.33%
Hispanic10,7101,59314.87%
Other2,77756820.45%
Asian15,9835303.32%
Multiple3,159963.04%
Native1112219.82%

6.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.89%

Male Poverty Rate

7.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downers Grove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Downers Grove is Black, with 29.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Downers Grove is Multiple, with 3.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.96%.

Downers Grove Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.57%
Some College10.21%
High School9.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%

Downers Grove Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.06%
Female Unemployed21.72%
Female Employed4.46%
Male Employed2.76%

Downers Grove Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Downers Grove Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,229$144,491
Families$126,175$180,572
Married Families$141,756$199,667
Non Families$46,166$61,606
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Income by Household Type

Downers Grove Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Downers Grove Married by Age and Sex

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Downers Grove Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Downers Grove Marital Status by Race

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Downers Grove Marital Status

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5,804

Number of Veterans

5,487

Male Veterans

317

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,618
Korea675
First Gulf War596
Second Gulf War530
World War II312

Downers Grove Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,041
75+1,886
35 to 54851
55 to 64789
18 to 34237

Downers Grove Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1595.56%
Hispanic3745.41%
Black2665.00%
Other Race1749.59%
Asian1220.94%
2+ Races764.69%
Native American76.31%

Downers Grove Veterans by Race

Downers Grove Veterans by Education

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5.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downers Grove Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Downers Grove Employment by Age

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Downers Grove Employment by Race

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Downers Grove 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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66.71%

Born in Downers Grove

83.67%

Native Born

16.33%

Foreign Born

5.30%

Non Citizen

11.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.67% of Downers Grove residents were born in the United States, with 66.71% having been born in Illinois. 5.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Downers Grove Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021145,818-753-0.51%
2020146,571-753-0.51%
2019147,324-753-0.51%
2018148,077-676-0.45%
2017148,753-234-0.16%
2016148,987-460-0.31%
2015149,447790.05%
2014149,3681970.13%
2013149,1716590.44%
2012148,5126220.42%
2011147,8909190.63%
2010146,9710.00%

Downers Grove Population by Year