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Downers Grove is a township in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Downers Grove. For links to other places called Downers Grove, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Downers Grove is 41.754N. The longitude is -87.975W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 143,802.
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17% of Downers Grove residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Downers Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Downers Grove was $36,624, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Downers Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Downers Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $731. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,634.
Libraries in Downers Grove include Clarendon Hills Public Library, Downers Grove Public Library, Hinsdale Public Library, Westmont Public Library ... View libraries
DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downers Grove political report.
Downers Grove restaurants taking online reservations include Emmett's Ale House, Parkers' Ocean Grill ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Downers Grove workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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