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Des Plaines
  • Town in Illinois

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Des Plaines is a town in Illinois with a population of 58,673. Des Plaines is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Des Plaines offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Des Plaines there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Des Plaines and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Des Plaines are highly rated.

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About Des Plaines...
Population
58,673

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,144
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    50.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    18.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    22
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    111.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    931.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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