Des Plaines, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 22,959 housing units in Des Plaines. This represents a 11.9% growth from 20,509 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 22,959 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Des Plaines is about 79.7%. Des Plaines's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.1%. Average household size is 2.57 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Des Plaines were built after 1963.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom11.50%
Two Bedrooms29.10%
Three Bedrooms42.10%
Four Bedrooms12.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.69
Median year structure was built1962
Median Value of occupied units$184,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$189,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.09
Median year structure was built1967
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$863

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage5.30%
Home Equity Loan9.10%
Simple Mortgage50.10%
Debt Free35.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.1%