Des Plaines demographics profile

StatisticDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Population58,75512,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,09622291
Median age42.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%44%43%
Speak English57%77%79%
Speak Spanish15%13%13%
Des Plaines, IL has a population of 58,755 and is the 672nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,096 per sq mi which is 1743% higher than the Illinois average and 4421% higher than the national average. The median age in Des Plaines is 43 which is approximately 14% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Des Plaines, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 57% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 59% of Des Plaines residents were born in Illinois, 9% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 31% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Des Plaines is 1743% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Des Plaines is 14% higher than Illinois.
  • In Des Plaines 76.86% of the population is White.
  • In Des Plaines 2.06% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Des Plaines 13.24% of the population is Asian.

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Des Plaines population breakdown by race

RaceDes PlainesIllinoisNational
White76.86%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American2.06%14.30%12.63%
Asian13.24%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.30%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.94%2.34%3.06%
Other race5.56%5.86%4.75%
In Des Plaines, 18.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Des Plaines, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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