Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois

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Downers Grove Township
Location in DuPage County
Location in DuPage County
DuPage County's location in Illinois
DuPage County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°45′15″N 87°58′32″W / 41.75417°N 87.97556°W / 41.75417; -87.97556Coordinates: 41°45′15″N 87°58′32″W / 41.75417°N 87.97556°W / 41.75417; -87.97556
Country United States
State Illinois
SettledNovember 6, 1849
 • Total50.93 sq mi (131.9 km2)
 • Land49.56 sq mi (128.4 km2)
 • Water1.36 sq mi (3.5 km2)  2.67%
758 ft (231 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,961.9/sq mi (1,143.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60439, 60480, 60514-60517, 60521, 60523, 60527, 60559, 60561
FIPS code17-043-20604

Downers Grove Township is one of nine townships in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 146,795 and it contained 60,438 housing units.[2] It is the largest township in the county, both in terms of area and population.


Downers Grove Township is named for Pierce Downer, who settled in the neighborhood about 1830.[3]

In the mid 1800s Dexter Stanley donated land to build the Oak Hill Cemetery. Along with the adjacent Oak Crest Cemetery, both are still used today as Township maintained Cemeteries.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.93 square miles (131.9 km2), of which 49.56 square miles (128.4 km2) (or 97.31%) is land and 1.36 square miles (3.5 km2) (or 2.67%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these cemeteries: Cass, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Fullersburg, Hinsdale Animal, Oak Crest, Oak Hill, Pierce Downer, Saint Johns Lutheran, Saint Mary of Gostyn and Saint Patricks Catholic, Zion Lutheran.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Argonne Heliport
  • Brookeridge Airpark
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire Department Heliport
  • Madison Avenue Venture Heliport
  • Midwest Heliport



  • Bruce Lake
  • Golfview Lake
  • Lake Charles
  • Lake Hinsdale
  • Maple Lake
  • Picadilly Lake
  • Ruth Lake
  • Timber Lake
  • Twin Lakes


Adjacent townships[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)148,570[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

School districts[edit]

Elementary School Districts: Butler 53, Cass 63, Center Cass 66, 180, Darien 61, Downers Grove Grade 58, Gower 62, Hinsdale 181, Lemont-Bromberek 113A, Maercker 60 High School Districts: CHSD 99, Hinsdale Township 86, Lemont Township 210 Unit School Districts: Westmont Community Unit School District 201

Political districts[edit]


  • "Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 108.
  4. ^ "Cemeteries". Downers Grove Township. Downers Grove, Illinois. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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