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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 AVG. ANNUAL WAGE LOCATION QUOTIENT
OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 102,289 $40,400 1.09
SALES & RELATED 67,889 $46,700 1.05
TRANSPORTATION & MATERIAL MOVING 53,570 $37,500 1.18
MANAGEMENT 50,190 $126,400 1.23
FOOD PREPARATION & SERVING RELATED 44,926 $25,000 0.79
PRODUCTION 44,636 $39,500 1.14
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS 41,592 $75,600 1.21
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS & TECHNICAL 33,585 $83,300 0.89
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & LIBRARY 29,923 $57,000 0.82
COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL 28,134 $87,900 1.46
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, & REPAIR 25,607 $53,200 1.02
CONSTRUCTION & EXTRACTION 24,488 $71,300 0.81
BUILDING & GROUNDS CLEANING & MAINT. 21,938 $31,700 0.97
PERSONAL CARE & SERVICE 21,271 $28,900 0.74
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 16,694 $34,000 0.93
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING 11,695 $83,800 1.05
PROTECTIVE SERVICE 10,722 $49,500 0.76
ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS & MEDIA 10,574 $54,100 0.90
COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE 7,640 $49,200 0.69
LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 4,397 $72,100 0.85
LEGAL 4,086 $120,800 0.75
FARMING, FISHING, & FORESTRY 703 $32,800 0.17
TOTAL – ALL OCCUPATIONS 656,549 $55,900 1.00
Source: JobsEQ, January 2020
INSTITUTION CITY TOTAL
ENROLLMENT
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE GLEN ELLYN 26,000
INSTITUTION CITY TOTAL
STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENTS
GRADUATE
STUDENTS
DEVRY UNIVERSITY MULTIPLE 17,364 13,068 4,296
CHAMBERLIN COLLEGE OF NURSING ADDISON 28,000  28,000  N/A
NATIONAL UNIV. OF HEALTH SCIENCES LOMBARD 550 66 510
NORTHERN SEMINARY LISLE 250 N/A 250
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WHEATON 288 47 38
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY LISLE 4,940 2,718 2,222
ELMHURST COLLEGE ELMHURST 3,426 2,848 578
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY DOWNERS GROVE 2,971 N/A 2,971
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NAPERVILLE 2,928 2,681 2647
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY LISLE 1,160 182 978
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY NAPERVILLE 2,979 234 2,740
WHEATON COLLEGE WHEATON 2,900 2,400 500
OLIVET NAZARENE COLLEGE OAK BROOK 180 N/A 180
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 2018, 113 businesses chose their place in DuPage County. In fact, DuPage ranked 2nd in the region in terms of total projects.

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. These DuPage County projects represent $217 million invested, 3,343 jobs created or retained, and 16 million square-feet of new or improved space.

For a complete list of projects in 2018, please view our 2018 Annual Report (page 9).

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 75,936 $58,338
PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, & TECHNICAL SERVICES 64,431 $90,990
RETAIL TRADE 61,272 $35,471
ADMINISTRATIVE & SUPPORT & WASTE MANAGEMENT & REMEDIATION SERVICES 60,900 $47,431
MANUFACTURING 57,162 $74,490
WHOLESALE TRADE 50,972 $88,733
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES 45,732 $22,741
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 41,714 $52,853
TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING 34,553 $60,140
CONSTRUCTION 33,403 $76,722
FINANCE & INSURANCE 30,908 $106,966
OTHER SERVICES (EXCEPT PUBLIC ADMIN) 28,053 $41,249
MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES & ENTERPRISES 19,191 $146,984
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION 14,490 $22,547
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 13,016 $71,986
INFORMATION 10,764 $81,055
REAL ESTATE, RENTAL & LEASING 10,660 $69,325
UTILITIES 2,513 $129,867
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING & HUNTING 466 $33,935
MINING, QUARRYING, OIL & GAS EXTRACTION 294 $73,216
UNCLASSIFIED 120 $52,328
TOTAL – ALL INDUSTRIES 656,549 $64,876
Source: JobsEQ, January 2020
NAME CITY COUNTY AFFILIATION RESEARCH SPECIALTY ANNUAL FUNDING TOTAL EMPLOYEES
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY LEMONT DUPAGE NON-PROFIT RESEARCH LAB ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & NATIONAL SECURITY UNKNOWN 3,298
FERMILAB BATAVIA DUPAGE NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH UNKNOWN 1,750

POPULATION

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP 931,826 100.00%
UNDER 18 YEARS 216,674 23.3%
18-24 YEARS 82,240 8.8%
25-34 YEARS 118,381 12.7%
35-44 YEARS 120,281 12.9%
45-54 YEARS 136,383 14.6%
55-64 YEARS 127,564 13.7%
65-74 YEARS 76,567 8.2%
75 YEARS AND OVER 53,736 5.8%
MEDIAN AGE 39.1  

HOUSEHOLDS

TOTAL HOUSING UNITS 358,421
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $84,442
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 33,625 6.7%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 81,813 16.3%
SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 92,602 18.4%
ASSOCIATES DEGREE 38,401 7.6%
BACHELOR’S DEGREE 157,536 31.3%
POST-GRADUATE DEGREE 98,632 19.6%
Source: JobsEQ, January 2020, US Census