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Welcome to Des Plaines ...

The city of Des Plaines is located in Cook County<1>.

The location of Des Plaines has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Des Plaines has a population of 58,720 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Des Plaines.

Des Plaines is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Des Plaines lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Des Plaines: (847) & (224)<5>

The ZIP codes for Des Plaines: 60016-60019<6>

Websites for Des Plaines ...

Official Website:   www.desplaines.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dpchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Des Plaines had an population of 58,720 people. This is an increase of 0.61% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Des Plaines had a population of 58,364 people. This makes Des Plaines the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Des Plaines represents 0.45% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 58,364 people, the population of Des Plaines has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 58,720 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Des Plaines.

Communities near Des Plaines ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Des Plaines.

  • Chicago [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago
    • Chicago [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Des Plaines
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,677,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago<8>
  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Des Plaines
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<8>
  • Cicero [Cook County]
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    • Cicero [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Des Plaines
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cicero<8>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
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    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Des Plaines
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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      • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<8>
    • Palatine [Cook County]
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      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<8>
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<8>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
    • Wheaton [DuPage County]
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      • Wheaton [DuPage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<8>
    • Oak Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Des Plaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Park<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Des Plaines. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Des Plaines.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Des Plaines. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Des Plaines.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Des Plaines. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Des Plaines.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Des Plaines ...

Looking for more information about Des Plaines? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Des Plaines, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Des Plaines.

Adding Des Plaines to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Des Plaines in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Des Plaines was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Des Plaines in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Des Plaines on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Cook County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Des Plaines: www.desplaines.org/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Des Plaines.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Des Plaines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Des Plaines). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Des Plaines or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Des Plaines includes: 60016, 60017, 60018 & 60019.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Des Plaines) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Des Plaines. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Des PlainesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Des Plaines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0344, Longitude: -87.9009       In this case, the coordinates for Des Plaines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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