Des Plaines Information

Des Plaines Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Des Plaines, IL

General Des Plaines Information

State: Illinois

County: Cook County

Close cities: Mount Prospect, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Wheeling, IL, Morton Grove, IL, Stone Park, IL, Glenview, IL, Melrose Park, IL, Wood Dale, IL, Techny, IL, Rolling Meadows, IL, Glencoe, IL, Northlake, IL, Gladstone, IL, Harwood Heights, IL, Itasca, IL, Rosemont, IL, Golf, IL, Park Ridge, IL, Ellsworth, IL, Northfield, IL, Villa Park, IL, Berkeley, IL, Elmhurst, IL, Elmwood Park, IL, Deerfield, IL, Winnetka, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Bensenville, IL, Riverwoods, IL, River Forest, IL, Schiller Park, IL, Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, River Grove, IL, Addison, IL, Prospect Heights, IL, Niles, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, Montrose, IL, Northbrook, IL, Norridge, IL, Skokie, IL

Des Plaines Population (census data)
Total 57,008 (-2.8% since 2000)
Male 27,564 (48.4%)
Female 29,444 (51.6%)

Population Density: 3,952 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 111.8 (US Avg is 100)

Des Plaines Elevation: 640 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1874

Land Area: 14.4 square miles

Median Household Income: $61,396

Zip Codes: 60017, 60016, 60019, and 60018.

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Des Plaines Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Hispanic (14.0%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Asian Indian (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.8%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (21.5%)
  • Polish (18.2%)
  • Irish (13.8%)
  • Italian (10.6%)
  • English (5.2%)
  • Swedish (3.3%)
Foriegn Born: 14,010 people (24.6%)
  • Europe (39.8%)
  • Latin America (34.7%)
  • Asia (25.4%)

Local Des Plaines Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: University of Illinois, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Chicago State University

Des Plaines School Information

High Schools
Friendship Junior High School (550 Elizabeth Lane, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 59 District)
Maine West High School (1755 South Wolf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Maine Township High School District 207 District)
Middle Schools
Algonquin Middle School (767 E Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Chippewa Middle School (123 N 8th Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Elementary Schools
Apollo Elementary School (10100 Dee Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - East Maine School District 63 District)
Brentwood Elementary School (260 Dulles Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 59 District)
Central Elementary School (1526 Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Cumberland Elementary School (700 E Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Forest Elementary School (1375 South 5th Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
North Elementary School (1789 Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Orchard Place Elementary School (2727 Maple Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Plainfield Elementary School (1850 Plainfield Drive, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
South Elementary School (1535 Everett Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Terrace Elementary School (735 South Westgate Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
Other/Private Schools
Devonshire School (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 59 District)
Iroquois Community School (1836 E Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Community Consolidated School District 62 District)
North Cook Young Adult Academy (2340 South Des Plaines, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 - Intermediate Service Center 1 District)
Stevenson School (9000 Capitol Drive, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 - East Maine School District 63 District)

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