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60,675 (2020 Census)

As of 2020, Des Plaines is at its highest population ever, growing by 2,311 people since the last Census, a 3.96% increase. 


We are located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago near O’Hare International Airport. We are a vibrant, diverse collection of residential, commercial, and industrial land uses, encompassing roughly 15 square miles of land area. Des Plaines’ neighboring communities include Park Ridge, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Rosemont, and Chicago.


Median Household Income: $73,639

Average Household Size: 2.5
1-Person 5,990 (27.4%) 
2-Person 6,955 (31.8%) 
3-Person 3,732 (17.1%) 
4-or-More-Person 5,172 (23.7%)

Housing Type: 
Single Family, Detached 13,665 (58.9%) 
Single Family, Attached 1,486 (6.4%) 
2 Units 283 (1.2%) 
3 or 4 Units 820 (3.5%) 
5 to 9 Units 739 (3.2%) 
10 to 19 Units 1,015 (4.4%) 
20 or More Units 4,595 (19.8%) 
Mobile Home/Other* 609 (2.6%)

Principal Employers

Employer # of Employees

Rivers Casino Entertainment and Gaming 


Universal Oil Products Chemical Engineering Services 


Oakton College


School District 62 Public School District 


Sysco Food Services Food Wholesalers 


Acuity Brands (Juno Lighting) Manufacturer 


Holy Family Medical Center 


Wheels, Inc. Passenger Car and Truck Leasing 


LSG Sky Chefs Airline Catering 


Abbott Molecular Medical Laboratories 


Warehouse Direct Workplace Solution Services 


American Eagle Website Development


*Data Source: Data Axle Reference Solution and Direct Reporting

Trend in Equalized Assessed Valuations Chart 2022 budget book

 Land Use and Value Graphic 2022 budget book

Construction is booming in Des Plaines! 

Construction valuation (or the estimated cost of the entire construction project) increased by 6X from 2012 to 2019. Even with the pandemic, construction activity in 2020 only dipped slightly.

When investment occurs in Des Plaines, it benefits our entire community. It generates tax dollars, which builds a stronger tax base, it creates jobs, revitalizes distressed areas, creates an attractive marketplace and much more!

In 2022, the value of property in Des Plaines had an equalized assessed value (EAV) of $2.19B, a decrease of $101.5M from the prior year. This is a 4.4% decrease from the prior year.

The table below depicts single-family residential, multi-family residential and miscellaneous construction activity as well as total value of all construction in the City during the ten-year period ending December 31, 2021

2023 Construction Activity


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