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The population of Des Plaines is approximately 58,720 (2000), 58364 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 22,851 (2000), 22700 (2010).

The amount of land area in Des Plaines is 36.77 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.293 sq kilometers.
The distance from Des Plaines to Washington DC is 635 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Des Plaines is positioned 42.03 degrees north of the equator and 87.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Des Plaines elevation is 640 feet above sea level.
Des Plaines median income is $53,638 (2000).

The Des Plaines median home price is $184,600 (2000).

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Des Plaines location: about 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Nearby communities include Mount Prospect, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Niles, Schiller Park, Bensenville and Glenview.

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Climate & Weather

Des Plaines average annual precipitation is 32.4 inches per year.
Des Plaines average annual snowfall is 38.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 21.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.2 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.1 degrees F.

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Des Plaines history:

The first settlers were mostly from New England and New York with German being a predominent language in the area. The community was planned by land speculators when the plat was recorded in 1857. On this plat, the name was Town of Rand. The railroad named its station here Des Plaines in 1959. Then, in 1869, the town name was changed to Des Plaines to match the depot. Des Plaines was incorporated as a village in 1869 and again in 1873. Here is a history page for Des Plaines including several historical photographs..
The founding of Des Plaines: 1833
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Des Plaines attractions:

Taste of Des Plaines held each year in JUne in downtown Des Plaines

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