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Overview

Introduction to Palos Hills, Illinois

Palos Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Palos Hills is home to some 17,665 residents.

Palos Hills History

The area now known as Palos Hills was once inhabited by Native American tribes. These Indians inhabited the area until the Black Hawk War of 1832. European settlers arrived in this region between 1836 and 1848. The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, the first Roman Catholic community of Palos Hills, was established in 1872. The area was incorporated as a city in 1958. Carleton Ihde became the first elected Mayor of the City of Palos Hills.

Palos Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Palos Hills

While staying in Palos Hills, you can visit Krasowski Park, Michael Park, Osborne Park, Loveland Park, and Volunteer Park. The Palos Fen Nature Preserve is also worth visiting. The Palos Hills Golf Club is an ideal place for golf enthusiasts to spend their leisure hours. You can also visit the Moraine Valley Community Church and Sacred Heart Church and enjoy shopping at the Valley Plaza Shopping Center.

Palos Hills Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Palos Hills Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Illinois Institute of Technology, and City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 17,596
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,727
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $41,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,029

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,842
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,004
Median House Value $187,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.2%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palos Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60465
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.696
Longitude -87.816

Palos Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burbank 29,157 $61,117
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palos Hills Public Libraries

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Green Hills P.l.d.
8611 W. 103RD STREET
Palos Hills, Illinois
(708) 598-8446
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Palos Hills High Schools

AMOS ALONZO STAGG HIGH SCHOOL
8015 W 111TH ST
708-974-7400
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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