A small city located in Illinois, Downers Grove has a population of approximately 50,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 41, is a bit older than other municipalities in Illinois, which has an average age of 38. The majority of Downers Grove residents own their homes, and 24% of residents rent. The average rent for Downers Grove is $200 per month more than the state average.
Downers Grove has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Downers Grove. The four most common are retail, scientific, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries account for 25% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $101K, Downers Grove workers take home more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Downers Grove has an average commute time of about 32 minutes, slower than around 70% of cities in Illinois. Many residents (40%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.