Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois

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Downers Grove Township
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
County DuPage
Settled November 6, 1849
Government
 • Supervisor Mark S. Thoman (R)
Area
 • Total 50.93 sq mi (131.9 km2)
 • Land 49.56 sq mi (128.4 km2)
 • Water 1.36 sq mi (3.5 km2)  2.67%
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 148,570
 • Density 2,961.9/sq mi (1,143.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60439, 60480, 60514-60517, 60521, 60523, 60527, 60559, 60561
FIPS code 17-043-20604

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.

History[edit]

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

In the mid 1800's 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]

Geography[edit]

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.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these ten 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.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

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

Rivers[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Bruce Lake
  • Golfview Lake
  • Maple Lake
  • Picadilly Lake
  • Ruth Lake

Landmarks[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 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]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108. 
  4. ^ "Cemeteries". Downers Grove Township. Downers Grove, Illinois. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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