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The economy of Des Plaines, IL employs 30,358 people. The economy of Des Plaines, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.42; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Des Plaines, IL are Manufacturing (4,170), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,139), and Retail trade (3,573), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($96,630), Utilities ($59,688), and Finance & Insurance ($55,500).

Median household income in Des Plaines, IL is $64,582. Males in Des Plaines, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Des Plaines, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Des Plaines, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Des Plaines, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Des Plaines, IL is home to a population of 58,755 people, from which 88% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Des Plaines, IL is composed of 38,161 White residents (64.9%), 10,645 Hispanic residents (18.1%), 7,761 Asian residents (13.2%), 1,141 Black residents (1.94%), and 885 Two+ residents (1.51%). The most common foreign languages in Des Plaines, IL are Spanish (8,198 speakers), Polish (4,062 speakers), and Gujarati (1,657 speakers), but compared to other places, Des Plaines, IL has a relative high number of Polish (4,062 speakers), Gujarati (1,657 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (999 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Des Plaines, IL awarded 1,486 degrees. The student population of Des Plaines, IL is skewed towards females, with 691 male students and 795 female students. Most students in Des Plaines, IL are White (840 and 56.5%), followed by Asian (246 and 16.6%), Hispanic or Latino (215 and 14.5%), and Black or African American (69 and 4.64%). The largest universities in Des Plaines, IL by number of graduates are Oakton Community College (1,486 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Des Plaines, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (462 and 31.1%), Registered Nursing (84 and 5.65%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (29 and 1.95%). The median tuition costs in Des Plaines, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Des Plaines, IL is $238,900, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $234,400 to $238,900, a 1.92% increase. The homeownership rate of Des Plaines, IL is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Des Plaines, IL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Des Plaines, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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