DuPage County

DuPage County, Illinois

421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 407-5500
Fax: (630) 407-5501

In northeast IL, west of Chicago; organized Feb 9, 1839 from Cook County. Name Origin: For the DuPage River, from the French name of a local Indian chief

Area (sq mi):: 336.55 (land 333.61; water 2.95) Population per square mile: 2785.00
Population 2005: 929,113 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 15.70% Population 2000: 904,161 (White 78.70%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 9.00%; Asian 7.90%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 15.30%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $31,315; median household $67,887; Population below poverty level: 3.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $46,233-$44,739
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Aurora (166,614)
  • Naperville (140,106)
  • Wheaton County seat (54,979)
  • Downers Grove (49,302)
  • Elmhurst (44,352)
  • Lombard (42,975)
  • Carol Stream (40,267)
  • Bartlett (37,773)
  • Hanover Park (37,391)
  • Addison (37,040)
  • Woodridge (33,943)
  • Glendale Heights (32,729)
  • Glen Ellyn (27,214)
  • West Chicago (26,063)
  • Westmont (24,820)
  • Roselle (23,367)
  • Darien (22,923)
  • Villa Park (22,795)
  • Lisle (22,321)
  • Bloomingdale (21,903)
  • Bensenville (20,594)
  • Hinsdale (17,632)
  • Wood Dale (13,388)
  • Warrenville (13,293)

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    Located primarily in eastern DuPage County, approximately 20 miles west of downtown Chicago, the village's central location and an excellent transportation network attracts a highly-educated and affluent workforce.
    CHICAGO -- Fitch assigns an 'AAA' rating to DuPage County, IL's (the county) approximately $17,095,000 general obligation refunding bonds (Alternate Revenue Source-Stormwater Project), series 2006.
    The work under this Contract is to be performed at: The Illinois Tollway Central Administration Building located at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois.
    To educate the public and raise awareness of this problem the DuPage County State's Attorneys office, in conjunction with the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome will be conducting an educational seminar: Continuing education credits will be provided for attorneys, educators and social workers (CLE, CEU, CPDU)
    The donors are not only funding the development of 11 new energy-efficient homes, they are creating a 30-year annuity that continues to help fund affordable home construction in DuPage County for years to come.
    The PR Collective's Affiliate in Chicago, has renewed an earlier agreement to design and execute an integrated communications campaign for the DuPage County (IL) Election Commission and has been selected to handle public relations for ROS Technology Services, Inc.
    10 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated new cell sites in Bartlett and Lombard that expand network coverage, enabling more customers in DuPage County to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; and download games and ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
    Fitch rates the general obligations of Chicago ('AA'), Cook County ('AA') and DuPage County ('AAA').
    27 /PRNewswire/ -- During the year ending December 31, 2008, Bridge Communities provided 70,322 housing nights for homeless families living in DuPage County.
    Addison, with an estimated 2005 population of 36,811, is located in eastern DuPage County, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Chicago and 14 miles southwest of O'Hare International Airport.