Des Plaines, IL Demographics

The total population of Des Plaines is estimated to be 60,087 with 29,437 males (48.99%) and 30,650 females (51.01%). There are 1,213 more females than males in Des Plaines.
The median household income in Des Plaines was $85,882 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,439(2.92%) from $83,443 in 2020. This income is 115.11% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Des Plaines sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $105,050. Overall, the median household income for the city of Des Plaines stands at $85,882.
In Des Plaines, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $51,616 for males and $34,167 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $71,350 for males and $55,275 for females.
In Des Plaines, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $104,564, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $66,149.
In 2022, the population of Des Plaines was 58,594, a 1.51% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Des Plaines's population was 59,495, a decline of 1.63% compared to a population of 60,482 in 2020.
The median age in Des Plaines, IL is 42.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.34% were under the age of 15, 15.33% aged 15 to 29, 48.43% aged 30 to 64, 15.31% aged 65 to 84, and 3.60% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Des Plaines population: 68.41% are White, 2.98% are Black or African American, 0.68% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 14.52% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 5.16% are some other race and 8.19% are multiracial.