Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois

Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois
Downers Grove Township
—  Township  —
Location in DuPage County
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
 - Supervisor Barbara J. Wheat
 - Total 50.89 sq mi (131.81 km2)
 - Land 50.24 sq mi (130.12 km2)
 - Water 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)  1.28%
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 148,110
 - Density 2,948/sq mi (1,138.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60439, 60480, 60514-60517, 60521, 60523, 60527, 60559, 60561
GNIS feature ID 0428909

Downers Grove Township is one of nine townships in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 148,110[1]. It is the largest township in the county, both in terms of area and population.



According to the United States Census Bureau, Downers Grove Township covers an area of 50.89 square miles (131.8 km2); of this, 50.24 square miles (130.1 km2) (98.72 percent) is land and 0.65 square miles (1.7 km2) (1.28 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

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

Extinct towns

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


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

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Argonne Heliport
  • Brookridge Airport
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire Department Heliport
  • Madison Avenue Venture Heliport
  • Midwest Heliport



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


School districts

  • Westmont Community Unit School District 201

Political districts

  • Illinois's 13th congressional district
  • State House District 42
  • State House District 47
  • State House District 82
  • State Senate District 21
  • State Senate District 24
  • State Senate District 41


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder

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