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Take a closer look at the details, and you’ll see why people and businesses are choosing DuPage. We have the right mix of the details, including a premier location and a highly educated workforce that call it ‘home’. The results are big.

OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT MEAN ANNUAL WAGE LOCATION QUOTIENT
OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 86,864 $43,300 1.10
SALES & RELATED 60,870 $48,900 1.02
TRANSPORTATION & MATERIAL MOVING 59,985 $38,800 1.16
MANAGEMENT 51,303 $125,700 1.26
PRODUCTION 41,500 $41,000 1.15
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS 40,528 $78,600 1.17
FOOD PREPARATION & SERVING RELATED 38,030 $26,400 0.79
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS & TECHNICAL 32,258 $86,400 0.90
EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION & LIBRARY 27,819 $58,000 0.80
COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL 27,698 $91,000 1.46
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, & REPAIR 23,883 $54,900 1.01
CONSTRUCTION & EXTRACTION 23,448 $73,100 0.82
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 22,006 $32,900 0.80
BUILDING & GROUNDS CLEANING & MAINT. 19,749 $33,100 0.97
PERSONAL CARE & SERVICE 13,293 $32,100 0.82
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING 10,894 $86,400 1.01
PROTECTIVE SERVICE 10,032 $51,900 0.75
ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS & MEDIA 9,7174 $56,500 0.88
COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE 7,824 $51,200 0.72
LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 4,678 $75,600 0.84
LEGAL 3,862 $128,900 0.74
FARMING, FISHING, & FORESTRY 767 $34,900 0.19
TOTAL – ALL OCCUPATIONS 617,008 $59,100 1.00
Source: JobsEQ, January 2021
INSTITUTION CITY TOTAL
ENROLLMENT
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE GLEN ELLYN 31,627
INSTITUTION CITY ENROLLMENT
DEVRY UNIVERSITY ADDISON 3,400
DEVRY UNIVERSITY NAPERVILLE 79,621**
CHAMBERLIN COLLEGE OF NURSING ADDISON 2,893
NATIONAL UNIV. OF HEALTH SCIENCES LOMBARD 655
NORTHERN SEMINARY LISLE 166
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WHEATON 7,792**
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY AURORA 3,205**
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY LISLE 1,980 (undergraduate)
ELMHURST UNIVERSITY ELMHURST 3,350
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY DOWNERS GROVE 2,970
LEWIS UNIVERSITY OAK BROOK 6,440**
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY LISLE 9,000**
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY* NAPERVILLE 15,775**
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY GLEN ELLYN 1,211
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY ABSN LOCATION DOWNERS GROVE UNKNOWN
RASSMUSSEN AURORA/NAPERVILLE AURORA 1,674**
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NAPERVILLE 3,000
WHEATON COLLEGE WHEATON 2,900
*Satellite Campus **Includes enrollment at locations outside DuPage County
IS THE STATE RIGHT-TO-WORK?  No  
% OF WORKFORCE ORGANIZED 16.20% 876,000
Data is for the State of Illinois. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

In 2019, DuPage ranked 2nd in the region in terms of total projects with 125 total. These DuPage County projects represent $97 million invested, 958 jobs created or retained, and 10 million square-feet of new or improved space.

Projects are defined by meeting one of the following criteria: $1 million invested, 20,000 square-feet of new or improved space, 50 jobs created or retained, headquarters facility, or Choose DuPage involvement. 

For a complete list of projects, download the 2019 Annual Projects Report.

Source: World Business Chicago and Choose DuPage World Business Chicago and Choose DuPage capture project information from media outlets, press releases, company websites, subscription services, and internal reporting. The quality of each record depends on the availability of data and resources to input and confirm information. Data is finalized in the first quarter of the following year to allow for time lag in project reporting: year-to-date numbers are subject to revision and addition of projects.
INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT AVG. ANNUAL WAGES
HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 74,036 $59,629
PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, & TECHNICAL SERVICES 61,125 $93,465
RETAIL TRADE 55,906 $37,468
MANUFACTURING 55,319 $73,326
ADMINISTRATIVE & SUPPORT & WASTE MANAGEMENT & REMEDIATION SERVICES 53,915 $47,915
WHOLESALE TRADE 47,860 $89,443
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 39,819 $55,472
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES 37,277 $23,397
TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING 34,421 $57,562
CONSTRUCTION 32,170 $78,611
FINANCE & INSURANCE 31,099 $107,036
OTHER SERVICES (EXCEPT PUBLIC ADMIN) 26,898 $42,698
MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES & ENTERPRISES 19,056 $136,695
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 13,238 $72,935
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION 11,443 $27,807
INFORMATION 10,126 $86,570
REAL ESTATE, RENTAL & LEASING 9,896 $72,245
UTILITIES 2,549 $123,766
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING & HUNTING 478 $38,015
MINING, QUARRYING, OIL & GAS EXTRACTION 322 $80,405
UNCLASSIFIED 56 $71,340
TOTAL – ALL INDUSTRIES 617,008 $66,481
Source: JobsEQ, January 2021
NAME CITY COUNTY AFFILIATION RESEARCH SPECIALTY ANNUAL FUNDING TOTAL EMPLOYEES
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY LEMONT DUPAGE NON-PROFIT RESEARCH LAB ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & NATIONAL SECURITY UNKNOWN 3,494
FERMILAB BATAVIA DUPAGE NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH UNKNOWN 1,750

POPULATION

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP 931,743 100.00%
UNDER 18 YEARS 214,874 23.1%
18-24 YEARS 81,971 8.8%
25-34 YEARS 118,415 12.7%
35-44 YEARS 120,006 12.9%
45-54 YEARS 132,848 14.3%
55-64 YEARS 128,900 13.8%
65-74 YEARS 79,557 8.5%
75 YEARS AND OVER 55,172 5.9%
MEDIAN AGE 39.1  

HOUSEHOLDS

TOTAL HOUSING UNITS 359,299
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $88,711
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION  
UNDER $34,999 18.2%
$35,000-$49,000 10.4%
$50,000-$74,999 15.9%
$75,000 AND ABOVE 55.5%

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 32,367 6.5%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 81,212 16.2%
SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 88,562 17.7%
ASSOCIATES DEGREE 39,123 7.8%
BACHELOR’S DEGREE 158,533 31.7%
POST-GRADUATE DEGREE 100,372 20.1%
Source: JobsEQ, January 2021, US Census