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Des Plaines
Cook County, Illinois

60016, 60018

The City of Destiny

Page Contents for Des Plaines, Illinois

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Des Plaines is approximately 58,720 (2000), 58364 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 22,851 (2000), 22700 (2010).
The amount of land area in Des Plaines is 36.77 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.293 sq kilometers.
The distance from Des Plaines to Washington DC is 635 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Des Plaines is positioned 42.03 degrees north of the equator and 87.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Des Plaines elevation is 640 feet above sea level.
Des Plaines median income is $ 53,638 (2000).
The Des Plaines median home price is $ 184,600 (2000).
Des Plaines average annual precipitation is 32.4 inches peryear.
Des Plaines average annual snowfall is 38.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 21.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.2 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.1 degrees F.


about 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Nearby communities include Mount Prospect, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Niles, Schiller Park, Bensenville and Glenview.
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History & History Related Items

The first settlers were mostly from New England and New York with German being a predominent language in the area. The community was planned by land speculators when the plat was recorded in 1857. On this plat, the name was Town of Rand. The railroad named its station here Des Plaines in 1959. Then, in 1869, the town name was changed to Des Plaines to match the depot. Des Plaines was incorporated as a village in 1869 and again in 1873. Here is a history page for Des Plaines including several historical photographs..
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The founding of Des Plaines



Taste of Des Plaines held each year in JUne in downtown Des Plaines
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Des Plaines City Government

Des Plaines official government website
1420 Miner St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-391-5300

Des Plaines has a Mayor-City Council form of government. There is a full-time city manager who takes care of the daily operation of the city.

Des Plaines Chamber

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
1401 E Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-824-4200
Fax: 847-824-7932

Des Plaines Organizations

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
1401 E Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-824-4200
Fax: 847-824-7932

Des Plaines Libraries

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-827-5551

Cook County Law Library
9511 Harrison St # Rsc
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1563
Phone: 847-470-7298

Oakton Community College Library
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1234
Phone: 847-635-1644

Des Plaines Schools

Board Of Education District 62 777 E Algonquin Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6251
Phone: 847-824-1136

Des Plaines Elementary School District #62
777 Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-824-1136

Maine Township High School District 207

Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School
1880 Ash Street
Des Plaines, IL
Phone: 847-827-2900

The Willows Academy
1012 Thacker St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-824-6900
The Willows Academy is an independent school for young women in grades six to twelve.


De Paul University O'Hare Campus
3166 S River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-296-5348
Phone: 312-476-3600
Fax: 847-296-4381

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1234
Phone: 847-635-1616 Des Plaines


The population of Des Plaines was:
1870 - 800
1990 - 53,223
1995 - 52,898
2000 - 58,720

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