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Palos Heights, Illinois
City
City of Palos Heights
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Palos
Incorporated 1959
Area
 • Total 3.88 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 • Land 3.78 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.3 km2)  2.58%
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,515
 • Density 3,310.8/sq mi (1,278.3/km2)
  Up 11.15% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $39,954
 • Median home value $301,300
ZIP code(s) 60463
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 57381
Website www.palosheights.org
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
94.2% 1.7% 2.0%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.01% 0.1% 2.0% 3.8%

Palos Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,515 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Palos Heights has a total area of 3.878 square miles (10.04 km2), of which 3.78 square miles (9.79 km2) (or 97.47%) is land and 0.098 square miles (0.25 km2) (or 2.53%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,775
1970 8,544 126.3%
1980 11,096 29.9%
1990 11,478 3.4%
2000 11,260 −1.9%
2010 12,515 11.1%
Est. 2015 12,545 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2000 census, there were 11,561 people, 4,123 households, and 3,133 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,978.6 people per square mile (1,150.1/km²). There were 4,268 housing units at an average density of 1,129.0 per square mile (435.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.44% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.06% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

The top five ancestries reported in Palos as of the 2000 census were Irish (27.2%), German (20.5%), Polish (14.1%), Italian (10.5%) and Dutch (9.1%).

There were 4,123 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $69,907, and the median income for a family was $81,100. Males had a median income of $61,786 versus $37,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,895. About 2.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Neighborhoods

Palos Heights has the following neighborhoods, each with distinct characteristics:

  • Lake Katherine
  • Colonial Heights/Old Palos
  • Downtown
  • Ishnala
  • Laurel Glen
  • Navajo Hills
  • Oak Hills Country Club Village
  • Old Westgate
  • Westgate Valley

Historical fact

In 1965, a group of scholars met in Palos Heights to discuss the need for a contemporary translation of the Holy Bible. The necessity of the project was agreed upon, and shortly thereafter, the New International Version (NIV) was initiated in Palos Heights.

Transportation

Palos Heights has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides daily rail service between the village of Manhattan and Chicago Union Station. Palos Heights is served by three Pace bus routes.


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