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Des Plaines Real Estate Analysis

Des Plaines (pron.: /dɛsˈpleɪnz/) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It has adopted the official nickname of “City of Destiny”. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 58,364.[2] It is a suburb of Chicago and is next to O’Hare International Airport. The Des Plaines River runs through the city, just east of its downtown area.

Geography

Des Plaines is located at 42°2′2″N 87°53′59″W (42.033848, −87.899786).[9]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 14.42 square miles (37.3 km2), of which 14.28 square miles (37.0 km2) (or 99.03%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.97%) is water.[10]

Des Plaines is traversed by two interstate highways – I-90 (the Northwest Tollway) and I-294 (the Tri-State Tollway).

Des Plaines is named for the Des Plaines River, which flows through it. The name is French, meaning “of the plains.”

Portions of Des Plaines are underlain by the “Des Plaines Disturbance”, an area in which the layers of sedimentary rock are highly abnormal. This probably represents an ancient meteorite crater, 75 to 200 feet (23 to 61 m) beneath the town. The bedrock was highly fractured by the impact, with large blocks of sediment upended. The crater was eventually filled by glacial activity, so that no trace now remains on the surface.

Addresses in the city limits of Des Plaines have their own numbering system. Areas in unincorporated Maine Township have Des Plaines postal addresses that follow the Chicago numbering system. Devon Avenue in Des Plaines is 3200 South, while it is 6400 North in Chicago. Golf Road runs through a large unincorporated area as 9600 North with a Des Plaines mailing address but is 0 North/South when entering the Des Plaines city limits. As sections become incorporated, they take on the city numbering system. For instance in 2003, land at 9661 West Golf Road, Des Plaines, became 2323 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, when it was formally incorporated into the city limits. The largest unincorporated areas are in the O’Hare area and east of the Tri-State Tollway.

Demographics

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 58,720 people, 22,362 households, and 15,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,071.2 people per square mile (1,572.3/km²). There were 22,851 housing units at an average density of 1,584.3 per square mile (611.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.44% White, 7.65% Asian / Asian American, 0.26% Native American, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.64% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. 14.01% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Biggest ancestries: German (21.5%), Polish (18.2%), Irish (13.8%), Italian (10.6%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.3%).

There are 22,362 households, out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 89.6 men.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,638, and the median income for a family was $65,806. Males had a median income of $42,241 versus $30,885 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,146. About 3.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

A notable amount of population resides outside the city limits in unincorporated areas which use a Des Plaines mailing address. These areas are often considered part of the city, giving the impression that it is much larger. In the 2000 census[11] the population of these areas was 25,617 people bringing the incorporated and unincorporated population of Des Plaines to 84,337 people.

As of 2010, the median income for a household in Des Plaines had risen to $60,875. The population is currently 58,364 in incorporated areas.

Des Plaines Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Des Plaines

9263 Hamlin Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 9263 Hamlin Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10588120)
4 beds 4 baths $289,000
641 Yale Court Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 641 Yale Court, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10587741)
3 beds 2 baths 1,822 sqft $269,900
1636 Ashland Avenue, Unit Number 207 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1636 Ashland Avenue, Unit Number 207, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10587497)
2 beds 2 baths 1,352 sqft $217,000
9386 Hamlin Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 9386 Hamlin Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10587146)
4 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $325,000
1504 Whitcomb Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 1504 Whitcomb Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10587083)
4 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $359,700
722 Graceland Avenue, Unit Number 308 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 722 Graceland Avenue, Unit Number 308, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10586876)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $159,900
523 Good Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 523 Good Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10587376)
3 beds 2 baths 1,308 sqft $247,900
8834 Dee Road, Unit Number 8834 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 8834 Dee Road, Unit Number 8834, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10587089)
4 beds 3 baths 1,530 sqft $230,000
1441 E Thacker Street, Unit Number 306 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1441 E Thacker Street, Unit Number 306, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10586597)
1 bed 1 bath 965 sqft $169,900
1025 Webster Lane Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1025 Webster Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10586437)
4 beds 2 baths 1,754 sqft $369,000
89 Cranbrook Drive Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 89 Cranbrook Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10586061)
3 beds 2 baths 1,215 sqft $275,000
9447 Greenwood Drive Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 9447 Greenwood Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10586049)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $324,900
1740 Farwell Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 1740 Farwell Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10585959)
4 beds 5 baths 3,200 sqft $549,900
321 Lance Drive Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 321 Lance Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10585760)
3 beds 2 baths 1,203 sqft $325,000
1885 Pine Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 1885 Pine Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10585127)
3 beds 2 baths $169,000
286 Diamond Head Drive Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 286 Diamond Head Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10584935)
3 beds 3 baths 2,057 sqft $339,000
864 E Thacker Street Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 864 E Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10584464)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $229,900
1047 S 6th Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1047 S 6th Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10584373)
2 beds 1 bath 999 sqft $214,900
67 Nicholas Drive E, Unit Number 67 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 67 Nicholas Drive E, Unit Number 67, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10584266)
3 beds 3 baths 1,734 sqft $339,899
63 Jeffery Lane Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 63 Jeffery Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10583969)
4 beds 3 baths 1,295 sqft $369,000

Sold Listings in Des Plaines

8916 W Emerson Street Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 8916 W Emerson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10563352)
4 beds 3 baths $271,000
1708 Orchard Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 1708 Orchard Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10554599)
2 beds 1 bath 1,193 sqft $145,000
1480 Jefferson Street, Unit Number 501 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1480 Jefferson Street, Unit Number 501, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10552505)
2 beds 2 baths 1,155 sqft $186,000
905 Center Street, Unit Number 407 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 905 Center Street, Unit Number 407, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10550757)
2 beds 2 baths 1,450 sqft $202,900
725 W Dempster Street, Unit Number 302 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 725 W Dempster Street, Unit Number 302, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10548510)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $123,000
301 Marshall Drive Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 301 Marshall Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10548430)
4 beds 2 baths 1,228 sqft $320,000
9162 Barberry Lane Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 9162 Barberry Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10548358)
4 beds 3 baths 1,672 sqft $205,000
1166 Oakwood Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1166 Oakwood Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10548197)
3 beds 2 baths 1,165 sqft $293,000
930 Greenview Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 930 Greenview Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10546979)
3 beds 1 bath 1,328 sqft $247,000
1328 Evergreen Avenue Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1328 Evergreen Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10544783)
2 beds 2 baths 1,415 sqft $267,500
780 Kenilworth Court Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 780 Kenilworth Court, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10544534)
3 beds 2 baths 1,786 sqft $318,000
2148 S Chestnut Street, Unit Number F Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 2148 S Chestnut Street, Unit Number F, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10542726)
3 beds 2 baths 1,150 sqft $160,000
9482 Bay Colony Drive, Unit Number 3N Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 9482 Bay Colony Drive, Unit Number 3N, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10542793)
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $130,000
930 E Algonquin Road Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 930 E Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10542641)
3 beds 2 baths 1,612 sqft $266,000
1710 Illinois Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 1710 Illinois Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10542092)
3 beds 2 baths $282,500
8916 Kenneth Drive, Unit Number 2A Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 8916 Kenneth Drive, Unit Number 2A, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10541775)
3 beds 2 baths 1,104 sqft $150,000
825 Pearson Street, Unit Number 6E Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 825 Pearson Street, Unit Number 6E, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10541583)
2 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $155,000
16 Westfield Lane Des Plaines, IL 60018
Photo of 16 Westfield Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (MLS # 10540782)
5 beds 3 baths 2,345 sqft $325,000
469 Ambleside Road Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 469 Ambleside Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10540194)
3 beds 2 baths 1,199 sqft $263,500
1103 Holiday Lane, Unit Number 6 Des Plaines, IL 60016
Photo of 1103 Holiday Lane, Unit Number 6, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (MLS # 10540068)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $85,000

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Des Plaines School Data

Des Plaines School Districts

Community Consolidated School District 62
PK-8
http://www.d62.org/
East Maine School District 63
PK-8
http://www.emsd63.org/
Region 05 North Cook Intermediate Service Center 1
6-12
http://www.ncisc.org/

Des Plaines Schools

Algonquin Middle School
6-8, public
Central Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.d62.org/central/home/index.html
Chippewa Middle School
6-8, public
http://d62.org/chippewa/index.html
Cumberland Elementary School
PK-5, public
Forest Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.d62.org/forest/home/index.html
Iroquois Community School
K-8, public
North Elementary School
K-5, public
Orchard Place Elementary School
PK-5, public
Plainfield Elementary School
PK-5, public
South Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.d62.org/south/home/index.html
Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://terrace.d62.org/
Apollo Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.emsd63.org/Domain/8
Devonshire School
PK-5, public
Brentwood Elementary School
PK-5, public
Friendship Jr High School
6-8, public
Maine West High School
9-12, public
Our Lady Of Destiny School
PK-8, private
http://ourladyofdestinyschool.org/
St Zachary Elementary School
PK-8, private
http://www.saintzacharyschool.org
Immanuel Lutheran School
PK-8, private
http://www.immanueldesplaines.net/
Plato Academy
PK-3, private
http://platoacademy.org
Brentwood Baptist Christian Academy
PK-12, private
Science & Arts Academy
PK-8, private
http://www.scienceandartsacademy.org/
The Willows Academy
6-12, private
Stevenson School
K-6, public
http://www.emsd63.org/Stevenson
North Cook Young Adult Academy
6-12, public

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