Downers Grove is a village in Downers Grove, Lisle, and York Townships, DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 47,833 at the 2010 census, with an official estimated population of 49,399 in 2012.
Forbes Magazine named Downers Grove #8 in America’s Friendliest Towns. According to the 2010 American Community Survey Census, Downers Grove boasts one of the nation’s most educated citizenry. CNN has also ranked the town #5 in its Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list, citing the village’s expansive parks and number of doctors and hospitals. Liveability.com named it #2 in its list of best cities in America for kids. As of the 2010 census, there were 47,833 people, 19,187 households and 12,768 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,420.2 people per square mile. There were 20,478 housing units at an average density of 1,367.2 per square mile. There were 18,979 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, and 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64 and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.
According to the 2010 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the village was $78,523, and the median income for a family was $104,653. The mean income for a family was $132,623. Males had a median income of $73,553 versus $53,353 for females. The per capita income for the village was $42,022. About 1.7% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.