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Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after the Des Plaines River.
The latitude of Des Plaines is 42.033N. The longitude is -87.883W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,450.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Des Plaines demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60068 ZIP code.
18% of Des Plaines residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Des Plaines ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Des Plaines was $24,146, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Des Plaines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Des Plaines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $710. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,364.
Libraries in Des Plaines include Des Plaines Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Des Plaines include Des Plaines Journal
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Des Plaines political report.
Des Plaines restaurants taking online reservations include David's Bistro ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Des Plaines workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Des Plaines between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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