Des Plaines, Illinois 

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Population

58,805

+2.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$65,953

Median Home Price

$255,000

Best Places to Live in Des Plaines, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Des, Plaines, IL
 $249,900 
245 Wilkins Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1222 SqFt
 $249,900 
245 Wilkins Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1222 SqFt
 $205,700 
1846 Maple St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1128 SqFt
 $283,000 
849 S Mount Prospect Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1157 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Des Plaines
Zip Codes: 60018
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Des Plaines is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Des Plaines jobs have decreased by 0.16%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Plaines's cost of living is 18.50% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Plaines's Cost of Living

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Des Plaines's population is 58,805 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.52%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Plaines is $255,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.61%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Des Plaines

SCHOOLS
Des Plaines public schools spend $20,399 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in Des Plaines. More Education


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Des Plaines - 4/30/2009
The historic center of des plaines is also downtown. Fairly easy commute to Chicago. The metra is right there. Also there is the Des Plaines public library with a great... Read More

DP Climate - 3/20/2007
Changing of the seasons is good. But it's too cold for too... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN DES PLAINES IL
$249,900
245 Wilkins Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$205,700
1846 Maple St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$283,000
849 S Mount Prospect Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$259,900
26 N Cumberland Pkwy
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$269,900
135 N Mount Prospect Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$254,400
694 E Oakton St
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

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