Downers Grove, IL

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Population

49,649

0.19% growth

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$85,546

0.44% growth

Poverty Rate

5.39%


Number of Employees

25,356

0.436% decline

Median Property Value

$340,200

2.59% growth

About

In 2017, Downers Grove, IL had a population of 49.6k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $85,546. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Downers Grove, IL grew from 49,555 to 49,649, a 0.19% increase and its median household income grew from $85,171 to $85,546, a 0.44% increase.

The population of Downers Grove, IL is 84.6% White Alone, 6.05% Asian Alone, and 4.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Downers Grove, IL speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Downers Grove, IL are Midwestern University-Downers Grove (872 degrees awarded in 2016), Universal Spa Training Academy (221 degrees), and The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology (28 degrees).

The median property value in Downers Grove, IL is $340,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Downers Grove, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Downers Grove, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Downers Grove, IL employs 25.4k people. The largest industries in Downers Grove, IL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,668 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,361), Finance & Insurance ($81,691), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,025).

Median household income in Downers Grove, IL is $85,546. Males in Downers Grove, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Downers Grove, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,546

2017 value

± $3,233

0.44%

1 Year Growth

± 5.55%

Households in Downers Grove, IL have a median annual income of $85,546, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,171 in 2016, which represents a 0.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Downers Grove, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8427.08

  2. Census Tract 8457.02

  3. Census Tract 8463.14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Downers Grove, IL was Census Tract 8427.08 with a value of $128,125, followed by Census Tract 8457.02 and Census Tract 8463.14, with respective values of $117,216 and $110,409.

The following map shows all of the places in Downers Grove, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.39% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Downers Grove, IL (2.65k out of 49.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,022 ± 274

  2. Asian

    370 ± 163

  3. Black

    131 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Downers Grove, IL is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.4k

2017 Value

± 899

-0.436%

1 Year decline

± 5.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Downers Grove, IL declined at a rate of -0.436%, from 25.5k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Downers Grove, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,474 people), and Management Occupations (3,395 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Downers Grove, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Downers Grove, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,474 people), and Management Occupations (3,395 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Downers Grove, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.76 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Downers Grove, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($96,552), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($94,872), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($91,641).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.4k

2017 Value

± 899

-0.436%

1 Year decline

± 5.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Downers Grove, IL declined at a rate of -0.436%, from 25.5k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Downers Grove, IL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,668 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Downers Grove, IL, though some of these residents may live in Downers Grove, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Downers Grove, IL, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,668 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Downers Grove, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.86 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.91 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Downers Grove, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,361), Finance & Insurance ($81,691), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,025).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.9% of the population of Downers Grove, IL has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 4.94% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.267% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Downers Grove, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Downers Grove, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.11%

Uninsured

66%

Employer Coverage

4.94%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.267%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Downers Grove, IL declined by 7.84% from 4.46% to 4.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Downers Grove, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Downers Grove, IL is home to a population of 49.6k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Downers Grove, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Downers Grove, IL is composed of 42k White Alone residents (84.6%), 3k Asian Alone residents (6.05%), 2.32k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.68%), 1.6k Black or African American Alone residents (3.22%), 639 Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 65 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.131%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0463%), and 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0363%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Downers Grove, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Downers Grove, IL was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Downers Grove, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Downers Grove, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    5.5k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Downers Grove, IL residents (5.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Downers Grove, IL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Downers Grove, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Downers Grove, IL was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42k ± 828

  2. Asian Alone

    3k ± 418

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.32k ± 477

In 2017, there were 14 times more White Alone residents (42k people) in Downers Grove, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Asian Alone and 2.32k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Downers Grove, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Downers Grove, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Downers Grove, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Downers Grove, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    713 ± 137

  2. Korea

    377 ± 97

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    198 ± 101

Downers Grove, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Downers Grove, IL awarded 1,121 degrees. The student population of Downers Grove, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,239 male students and 1,818 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Downers Grove, IL are White (732 and 66.4%), followed by Asian (199 and 18.1%), Hispanic or Latino (73 and 6.62%), and Black or African American (61 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Downers Grove, IL by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern University-Downers Grove (872 and 77.8%), Universal Spa Training Academy (221 and 19.7%), and The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology (28 and 2.5%).

The most popular majors in Downers Grove, IL are Pharmacy (211 and 18.8%), Osteopathic Medicine (202 and 18%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (168 and 15%).

The median tuition costs in Downers Grove, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 124 degrees awarded

  2. 211 degrees awarded

  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Downers Grove, IL was Dentistry with 124 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Downers Grove, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 872 degrees awarded

  2. 221 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Downers Grove, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midwestern University-Downers Grove with 872 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

343

Degrees Awarded to Men

778

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 343 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Downers Grove, IL, which is 0.441 times less than the 778 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Downers Grove, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    732 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    199 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    73 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Downers Grove, IL were to White students. These 732 degrees mean that there were 3.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 199 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Downers Grove, IL was $340,200 in 2017, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $331,600 to $340,200, a 2.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Downers Grove, IL is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Downers Grove, IL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Downers Grove, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$85,546

Median Household Income

± $3,233

20k

Number of Households

± 779

In 2017, the median household income of the 20k households in Downers Grove, IL grew to $85,546 from the previous year's value of $85,171.

The following chart displays the households in Downers Grove, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$340,200

2017 Median

± $4,988

$331,600

2016 Median

± $7,170

In 2017, the median property value in Downers Grove, IL grew to to $340,200 from the previous year's value of $331,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Downers Grove, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Downers Grove, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Downers Grove, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Downers Grove, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Downers Grove, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Downers Grove, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Downers Grove, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Downers Grove, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Downers Grove, IL have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Downers Grove, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.9%

  2. Public Transit

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Downers Grove, IL was Drove Alone (74.9%), followed by those who Public Transit (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (7.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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