DuPage County, IL

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Population

930,128

0.0818% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$89,521

5.43% growth

Poverty Rate

6.77%


Number of Employees

494,244

0.744% growth

Median Property Value

$308,800

2.93% growth

About

In 2017, DuPage County, IL had a population of 930k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $89,521. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of DuPage County, IL grew from 929,368 to 930,128, a 0.0818% increase and its median household income grew from $84,908 to $89,521, a 5.43% increase.

The population of DuPage County, IL is 66.9% White Alone, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.6% Asian Alone. 28.3% of the people in DuPage County, IL speak a non-English language, and 92.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DuPage County, IL are Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (7,845 degrees awarded in 2016), College of DuPage (5,350 degrees), and Benedictine University (2,114 degrees).

The median property value in DuPage County, IL is $308,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in DuPage County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in DuPage County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of DuPage County, IL employs 494k people. The largest industries in DuPage County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,244 people), Manufacturing (54,161 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,483), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,196), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,919).

Median household income in DuPage County, IL is $89,521. Males in DuPage County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,388. The income inequality in DuPage County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$89,521

2017 value

± $2,135

5.43%

1 Year Growth

± 3.18%

Households in DuPage County, IL have a median annual income of $89,521, 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 $84,908 in 2016, which represents a 5.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,886

Average Male Salary

± $1,176

$53,388

Average Female Salary

± $853

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

    $69,071 ± $3,279

  2. White

    $57,857 ± $795

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,999 ± $4,016

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 DuPage County, IL is from Illinois.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 8453

  2. Census Tract 8452

  3. Census Tract 8465.13

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DuPage County, IL was Census Tract 8453 with a value of $210,185, followed by Census Tract 8452 and Census Tract 8465.13, with respective values of $178,482 and $170,804.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DuPage County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DuPage County, IL (62.2k out of 919k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    38,879 ± 1,331

  2. Hispanic

    15,832 ± 906

  3. Black

    8,589 ± 720

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DuPage County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic 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

494k

2017 Value

± 10,222

0.744%

1 Year growth

± 2.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DuPage County, IL grew at a rate of 0.744%, from 491k employees to 494k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DuPage County, IL, are Management Occupations (67,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (64,963 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (57,736 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (67,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (64,963 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (57,736 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DuPage County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.42 times), and Management Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DuPage County, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($91,709), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,148), and Legal Occupations ($83,305).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

494k

2017 Value

± 10,222

0.744%

1 Year growth

± 2.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DuPage County, IL grew at a rate of 0.744%, from 491k employees to 494k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DuPage County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,244 people), Manufacturing (54,161 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DuPage County, IL, though some of these residents may live in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,244 people), Manufacturing (54,161 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,811 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DuPage County, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.02 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.65 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DuPage County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,483), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,196), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,919).

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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

94.3% of the population of DuPage County, IL has health coverage, with 62.5% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.414% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see 751 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.133% decrease from the previous year (752 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 969 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 394 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

751 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see an average of 751 patients per year. This represents a 0.133% decrease from the previous year (752 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DuPage County, IL 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

5.66%

Uninsured

62.5%

Employer Coverage

9.17%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.414%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in DuPage County, IL grew by 7.52% from 5.27% to 5.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in DuPage County, 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

DuPage County, IL is home to a population of 930k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.9% of DuPage County, IL residents were born outside of the country (176k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of DuPage County, IL is composed of 622k White Alone residents (66.9%), 134k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.4%), 108k Asian Alone residents (11.6%), 44k Black or African American Alone residents (4.73%), 20k Two or More Races residents (2.15%), 1.26k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.135%), 750 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0806%), and 155 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0167%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in DuPage County, IL are Spanish (96,471 speakers), Polish (16,676 speakers), and Urdu (15,774 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in DuPage County, IL was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in DuPage County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all DuPage County, IL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

176k people

18.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

175k people

As of 2017, 18.9% of DuPage County, IL residents (176k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DuPage County, IL was 18.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    659,035 ± 19,411 people

  2. India

    155,935 ± 9,636 people

  3. Poland

    133,637 ± 8,928 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 659,035 Illinois residents, followed by India with 155,935 and Poland with 133,637.

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Citizenship

92.2%

2017 Citizenship

92.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.2% of DuPage County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in DuPage County, IL was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    622k ± 600

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    134k ± 8.19k

  3. Asian Alone

    108k ± 2.34k

In 2017, there were 4.64 times more White Alone residents (622k people) in DuPage County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 134k Hispanic or Latino and 108k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    96,471 speakers (11%)

  2. Polish

    16,676 speakers (1.91%)

  3. Urdu

    15,774 speakers (1.8%)

28.3% of DuPage County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in DuPage County, IL was Spanish. 11% of the overall population of DuPage County, IL are native Spanish speakers. 1.91% speak Polish and 1.8% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,568 ± 1,409

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,014 ± 955

  3. Korea

    3,281 ± 646

DuPage County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in DuPage County, IL awarded 21,317 degrees. The student population of DuPage County, IL is skewed towards women, with 24,679 male students and 49,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DuPage County, IL are White (12,280 and 58.2%), followed by Unknown (2,502 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (2,315 and 11%), and Black or African American (1,988 and 9.42%).

The largest universities in DuPage County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (7,845 and 36.8%), College of DuPage (5,350 and 25.1%), and Benedictine University (2,114 and 9.92%).

The most popular majors in DuPage County, IL are Registered Nursing (7,341 and 34.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,047 and 4.91%), and General Business Administration & Management (891 and 4.18%).

The median tuition costs in DuPage County, IL are $34,050 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. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 6,453 degrees awarded

  3. 291 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in DuPage County, IL was General Biological Sciences with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in DuPage County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,845 degrees awarded

  2. 5,350 degrees awarded

  3. 2,114 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$34,050

Median Private

In 2016, the DuPage County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois with 7,845 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,581

Degrees Awarded to Men

14,736

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6,581 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DuPage County, IL, which is 0.447 times less than the 14,736 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in DuPage County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,280 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    2,502 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,315 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in DuPage County, IL were to White students. These 12,280 degrees mean that there were 4.91 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 2,502 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DuPage County, IL was $308,800 in 2017, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $300,000 to $308,800, a 2.93% increase. The homeownership rate in DuPage County, IL is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in DuPage County, IL have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DuPage County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$89,521

Median Household Income

± $2,135

342k

Number of Households

± 7,968

In 2017, the median household income of the 342k households in DuPage County, IL grew to $89,521 from the previous year's value of $84,908.

The following chart displays the households in DuPage County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$308,800

2017 Median

± $4,837

$300,000

2016 Median

± $5,037

In 2017, the median property value in DuPage County, IL grew to to $308,800 from the previous year's value of $300,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DuPage County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in DuPage County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DuPage County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DuPage County, IL have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in DuPage County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Public Transit

    7.43%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in DuPage County, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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