Income/capita 4%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 18%
IndexDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Income per capita$30,936$31,502$29,829
Median household income$64,582$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,286$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$44,960$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$41,712$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$31,038$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Des Plaines is 4% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Des Plaines is 17% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Des Plaines is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Des Plaines is 45% lower than the national average

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      Des Plaines employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector17.3%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%14.0%
      Public administration2.0%1.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%2.3%
      Education, health & social services9.8%36.4%

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      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281%
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      Riverwoods, IL3,759$187,857240%
      Glencoe, IL8,870$185,320235%
      Long Grove, IL8,065$184,208233%
      Des Plaines, IL58,755$64,58217%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Port Orange, FL58,780$46,36416%
      Noblesville, IN58,719$70,27627%
      Royal Oak, MI58,823$68,50424%
      Owensboro, KY58,685$37,71932%
      Orland Park, IL58,612$85,58055%
      Des Plaines, IL58,755$64,58217%
      Source: The Des Plaines, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).