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UCCDG is located in the village of Downers Grove, and borders six communities: the city of Darien and the villages of Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Westmont, and Woodridge. Downers Grove is an established suburb in DuPage County, 22 miles west of Chicago. The Mission Insite report only covers the zip code of 60515 which is half of Downers Grove. We looked beyond that narrow segment for much of the information listed below.
Compared to Illinois overall and the United States -
Downers Grove is a significantly wealthier suburb.
Household income, educational attainment, and employment rates are higher
The poverty rate is less than half that of the state and country.
The median age is slightly older
The village is less diverse across most races
There are more English-only speaking households
There are considerably fewer households where a language other than English is spoken.
2020 US Census data show the following summary demographics for Downers Grove.
Median Household Income: $105,217
Employment Rate: 63%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 59.8%
Median Age: 42.8
Population by Race:
White – 81.9%
Black or African American – 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native – 0.2%
Asian – 5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander – 0%
Some Other Race – 1.6%
Two or More Races – 6.7%
Population by Ethnicity:
Hispanic or Latino – 6.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino – 80.2%
English-only speaking households: 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home: 14.5%