Located along DuPage County’s Research and Development Corridor (I-88 the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway) are Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald’s, Navistar, Office Max, and Dover Corp. Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are adjacent to the corridor to east and west respectively. These entities are on the cutting edge of research and development and have located in DuPage in part due to the availability of a creative and talented workforce.
Many smaller information technology companies operate in the County as well, fueled by a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit. These companies are constantly pushing the boundaries in the fields of medical research, nanotechnology, and health food manufacturing. View a list of occupational wages here.
|Number of Jobs in DuPage County||704,400|
|Median Household Income||$74,072.00|
|Number of business||36,837|
Source: IDES, U.S. Census 2011 American Community Survey 1 Year Estimates, EMSI
Educational attainment, population 25 years and older
|High School Graduate||19.8%|
|Some College, no degree||19.4%|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||17.2%|
|High School Graduate or higher||91.7%|
|Bachelor’s Degree or higher||45.9%|
Source: U.S. Census, 2010 American Community Survey
DuPage County ranks first in the State of Illinois in educational attainment. 45% of persons over 25 have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Source: DuPage County