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Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines, a small city in Illinois, has a population of just under 59,000. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 42, skew older than most cities in Illinois. Most residents own their homes in Des Plaines, and 23% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,207 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.

Des Plaines has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%) compared to the national average (21%). Many Des Plaines residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Des Plaines workers earn an average annual income of about $80K, roughly the same as the average Illinois resident. However, Des Plaines compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Illinois, Des Plaines residents find that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (44%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is used by only 3% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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