Des Plaines is an ethnically diverse community that hosts some of the most diverse populations in the state of Illinois and the nation, and provides residents with access to a variety of cultures, ethnicities and religious beliefs. It is a city that is often overlooked as an ideal place to stay, not only because of its ethnic diversity, but also because of its proximity to Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Des Plaines also claims to have its own resident, retired Major League Baseball stars Shawn Green and Shawn O'Hara, as well as former Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs star Mike Piazza.
In 1869, the name of the subdivision was changed to Des Plaines and it was incorporated as the village of Des Plaines. In 1925, villagers voted to convert it into an urban government and annexed the village of Riverview in the south. I grew up in the neighborhood, though my family moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois, when we were in high school, due to its proximity to Chicago and the nearby Chicago River, as well as Illinois State University, Chicago's University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois College of Law of the University of Chicago, according to my mother's Wikipedia page on the city's website. But in 1925, the villagers voted and annexed Lakeview, a Chicago suburb south of the Chicago Loop, to their south, turning it into a "city government."
In 1925, villagers voted to turn it into an "urban form of government" and annexed the village of Riverview in the south. In 1924, Lakeview, a suburb of Chicago south of the Chicago Loop, was incorporated as the city of Des Plaines.
Des Plaines grew to eight square miles, and in its first year of operation, there were 22,851 residential units. By the end of the 20th century, it was home to more than 1.5 million people and was the second largest city in the United States after New York City.
The racial composition of the city was more diverse than any other city in the United States at the time, accommodating more than 1.5 million people of all races and ethnicities. The population grew to 58,720 by the end of World War II, an increase of nearly 1,000 percent from the previous year.
The population was spread across all age groups, with 17.2% being 65 or older, the highest percentage of any city in the United States at that time, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The population is spread across all age groups, with the largest proportion of over-65s in their 60s, 70s and 80s.
The population of Des Plaines is 56,810, with an average age of 37.5, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. At the time of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 1,813,000, of which 1.2% of the total population, or about 2.4 million people, lived in the city. At the 2000 census, the number of unregistered areas assigned to Desplaines postcode was 25,617, up from 19,717 at the 2006 census.
Although 70.7 percent of the population is white, Des Plaines has become more ethnically diverse over the years because of its growing population. The first white settlers came from the eastern United States in the 1820s, after the Treaty of Chicago was signed that same year, and many German immigrants followed in the 1840s and 1850s. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau, the first "white settlers" came to the eastern United States in 1821, followed by many "German immigrants" in 1840 and 1850.
French explorers and missionaries named the waterway when they arrived in what was then Illinois (New France) in the 16th century, believing that the trees along the river resembled European plane trees. The river was known as Le Plein Aux Plaines (Oplain) until the Germans settled the village and called it Des plainses. In 1869, the Rand Subdivision was renamed Desplaines and in 1871, it was incorporated into the Rand as the Village of Des plaines after the City of Chicago.
The builders built a steam mill on the banks of the river, felled trees for the railway lines and built it in 1871 after felling them for the railway line. The builders built the first of three steam mills in Des Plaines, Illinois (1872) after felling trees for railroad connections. Developers built the second of four steam mills in the village of Des plainses (1870) before felling the trees, and the third of five in 1870.
The route began along the Des Plaines River, where a small business was established (information required), but it stopped in 1872 and began to run on a different route, stopping at the mill where it developed. The route ran along a large stretch of river in the village of Des plainses, Illinois (1871-1873), and it began to stop on the other side, near the place where the small-business owners had grown up, but stopped at a mill on the edge of the water, not far from the railroad line.