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.
As of the 2010 census, there were 44,692 people, and 16,783 households residing in the village. The population density was 3,203.7 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 77.2% White (75% white non-Hispanic), 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 13.5% Asian (6% Korean, 2.9% Indian, 2.1% Chinese, 1.3% Filipino, 1.0% Other Asian, 0.5% Japanese, 0.1% Vietnamese),0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% other, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7% of the population.
There were 16,783 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were headed by married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.
For the period 2009-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $90,037, and the median income for a family was $119,089. The per capita income was $50,615. 4.1% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line.
-Henking Elementary School
-Westbrook Elementary School
-Lyon Elementary School
-Hoffman Elementary School
-Glen Grove Elementary School
-Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
-Attea Middle School
-Springman Middle School
-Glenbrook South High School
– Oakton Community College