Downers Grove

Downers Grove

The arrival of the railroad in 1864 brought new opportunities and stimulated growth.

Welcome to Downers Grove

Downers Grove traces its name to Pierce Downer who settled the area on 150 acres in 1832. The arrival of the railroad in 1864 brought new opportunities and stimulated growth. The mid-1960s to the mid-1980s saw a boom period in which the population doubled.
 
Abundant trees, parks and greenery earned Downers Grove the nickname, "Village of Trees." Students attend elementary schools in District 58 or 69, and high school at Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South (District 99). Downers Grove has park sites totaling 500 acres. More than 500 programs are coordinated by the Park District and are devoted to sports, recreation, leisure, and learning, including fully-developed programs for people with disabilities.
 
The downtown area has a thriving shopping district, new construction condos, and entertainment venues that include the Tivoli Theater.

Overview for Downers Grove, IL

76,110 people live in Downers Grove, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $49,979.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

76,110

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,979.45

Average individual Income

Around Downers Grove, IL

There's plenty to do around Downers Grove, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

78
Very Walkable
Walking Score
74
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
34
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kung Fu Tea, FMB Indian Grocery, and Frederick Lynn Haberdasshere.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.2 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downers Grove, IL

Downers Grove has 31,403 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downers Grove do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 76,110 people call Downers Grove home. The population density is 3,166.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

76,110

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

48.57 / 51.43%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,403

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$49,979.45

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downers Grove, IL

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Downers Grove. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
El Sierra Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Hillcrest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Indian Trail Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Belle Aire Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Fairmount Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Lester Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Community H S District 99 - South High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Downers Grove Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Mary Of Gostyn Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
4/5
Highland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
4/5
Kingsley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
O Neill Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
3/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Community High School District 99 - North High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Downers Grove Adventist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
Pierce Downer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Marquette Manor Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Education
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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