Des Plaines, Illinois 

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Population

58,805

+2.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$65,953

Median Home Price

$249,300

Best Places to Live in Des Plaines, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Des Plaines, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime
 $308,000 
901 S Westgate Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2655 SqFt
 $- 
300 S Cumberland Park Way
Bed N/A | Bath N/A | N/A SqFt
 $2,250 
319 Denver Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2500 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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Des Plaines jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Plaines's cost of living is 7.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Plaines's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Des Plaines, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 2.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Plaines is $249,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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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$308,000
901 S Westgate Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$-
300 S Cumberland Park Way
Bed N/A | Bath N/A

$2,250
319 Denver Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$2,800
2125 Eastview Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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