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Downers Grove has the 600th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Downers Grove is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Downers Grove is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Downers Grove is $332,800, which is above the national average. 53% of workers in Downers Grove hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Downers Grove. 78% of Downers Grove workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Downers Grove spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.