Palos Park, Illinois

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Palos Park, Illinois

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High Points

Palos Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Palos Park Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Palos Park Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Palos Park People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Palos Park Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Palos Park Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Palos Park College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Palos Park Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Palos Park, Illinois

Comparing Palos Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Palos Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60464
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.667
Longitude -87.83

Palos Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 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
Distance 13.8 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Palos Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,689 100%
Male 2,274 48.5%
Female 2,415 51.5%
Under 18 1,017 21.7%
18+ 3,672 78.3%
65+ 904 19.3%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 3.01
White 4,556 97.2%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 81 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 9 0.2%
Mixed Race 28 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 99 2.1%

Estimated Palos Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,757
Growth 68
Growth % 1.5%

Palos Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 16.8%
German 16.1%
Polish 13.2%
Italian 8.2%
Greek 6.9%
Dutch 5.1%
English 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Lithuanian 3.5%
Czech 3.2%
Swedish 3%
Norwegian 1.9%
US/American 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Slovene 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Austrian 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
British 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Serbian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palos Park 4,689 $88,628
Alsip 19,725 $54,846
Chicago Ridge 14,127 $56,314
Orland Park 51,077 $77,507
Palos Heights 11,260 $81,100
Palos Hills 17,665 $61,764
Worth 11,047 $51,523

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