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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Downers Grove Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 149,100. Downers Grove Township is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Downers Grove Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Downers Grove Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Downers Grove Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Downers Grove Township are highly rated.
About Downers Grove Township...
Population
149,100

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Downers Grove Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,955
National
$55,322
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Downers Grove Township Reviews

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Great Community, Schools (academics, athletics, wonderful music programs,...) and the library. I enjoy the diversity. Absolutely love the Tivoli Theater and downtown area. The new restaurants are fabulous. I always look forward to the summer concert series at Fishel Park on Tuesday evenings! Great fun!
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I have lived in Downers Grove for 10 years. Among the strengths of the community include a vibrant and family friendly downtown along with some of the safest streets in the nation. The town leans conservative, however this is starting to change as the town becomes more diverse.
Downers Grove has provided my family and I with great opportunities and the real sense of a great community. Only a short train ride from downtown Chicago, Downers Grove has so many activities and you can be in the big city within 30 minutes. Downers Grove is great for families and has been a safe and happy place to grow up.