Why Des Plaines
There are many reasons why people choose to live in Des Plaines. One would be the lowest tax rate in the surrounding areas. The lower tax rate is because of the nearby businesses and commercial properties contributing to the tax base. For this reason, it is also desirable because Des Plaines is a great place to raise a family. Close enough to the city for an easy commute downtown with the train station being in the city center. The iconic Pickwick movie theater, local stores, and vibrant restaurants give downtown Park Ridge something for everybody.
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.
Biggest ancestries: German (21.5%), Polish (18.2%), Irish (13.8%), Italian (10.6%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.3%).
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.
– Oakton Community College
– Elementary and middle school: District 62 and District 59
– High school: District 207 with Maine West High School
– Immanuel Lutheran School
– Our Lady of Destiny
– St. Zachary School
– The Science and Arts Academy
– The Willows Academy