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Overview

Introduction to Palatine, Illinois

Palatine, Illinois, in Cook county, is 26 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Palatine History

The present day Village of Palatine was first settled after the 1832 Blackhawk War. George Ela was the first European settler of Palatine. Ela built a log cabin in this area in 1835. Joel Wood surveyed the area in 1855 and established the village. In fact, one of the streets in Palatine is named after Wood. The village was incorporated on March 19, 1866. The Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad, a short line railroad, was built in 1911.

Palatine and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Park
  • George S. Clayson Museum
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Six Flags Great America

Things To Do In Palatine

You can visit Willowwood Park, Oak Park, Patridge Park, Mallard Park, and Winston Park during your stay in Palatine. Fishing can be enjoyed on Lake Irene, Virginia Lake, Doughnut Lake, and Peregrine Lake. The Brunswick Amusement and Theme Park is also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at Village Oasis Shopping Center, Northwest Shopping Center, Park Place Shopping Center, Palatine Plaza Shopping Center, Deer Grove Crossing Shopping Center, and Palatine Mall Shopping Center.

Palatine Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is closeby.

Palatine Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also provided by Oakton Community College, and Trinity International University.

Demographics

People

Total Population69,098
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+36,744
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49%
Median Earnings25+$46,139
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,360
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,352
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,135
Median House Value$265,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.8%
German19.5%
Irish13.4%
Polish12.1%
Italian9.2%
English5.4%
Swedish2.5%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.9%
Greek1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Ukrainian1.1%
Dutch1%
Czech1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Bulgarian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
African0.5%
Iraqi0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Palatine Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60074, 60067
P.O. Box Zip Codes60078, 60094, 60095
Company Zip Codes60038, 60055
Phone Area Codes224, 847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-88.04

Palatine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington Heights75,721$104,329
Deer Park3,409$165,536
Inverness7,844$198,319
Kildeer3,976$175,625
Prospect Heights16,331$73,565
Rolling Meadows23,377$81,911

Palatine Public Libraries

Palatine Public Library District
700 NORTH NORTH COURT
Palatine, Illinois
(847) 358-5881

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Palatine Public Schools

District 211 Academy - North
335 E Illinois Ave
ZIP: 60067
(847) 755-6700
High
Total Enrollment 35
Gray M Sanborn Elem School
101 N Oak St
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Hunting Ridge Elem School
1105 W Illinois Ave
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Kirk School
520 S Plum Grove Rd
ZIP: 60067
(847) 463-8500
High
Total Enrollment 169
Lincoln Elementary School
1021 N Ridgewood Ln
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 852
Marion Jordan Elem School
100 N Harrison Ave
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
N Cook Young Adult Acdmy Palatine
335 E Illinois Ave # 200
ZIP: 60067
(847) 359-2823
High
Total Enrollment 24
Pleasant Hill Elem School
434 W Illinois Ave
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Stuart R Paddock School
225 W Washington St
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Walter R Sundling Jr High Sch
1100 N Smith St
ZIP: 60067
(847) 963-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Wm Fremd High School
1000 S Quentin Rd
ZIP: 60067
(847) 755-2610
High
Total Enrollment 2694
Jane Addams Elem School
1020 E Sayles Dr
ZIP: 60074
(847) 963-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Lake Louise Elem School
500 N Jonathan Dr
ZIP: 60074
(847) 963-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Palatine High School
1111 N Rohlwing Rd
ZIP: 60074
(847) 755-1610
High
Total Enrollment 2655
Virginia Lake Elem School
925 N Glenn Dr
ZIP: 60074
(847) 963-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Winston Campus Elementary
900 E Palatine Rd
ZIP: 60074
(847) 963-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Winston Campus Jr High
120 N Babcock Dr
ZIP: 60074
(847) 963-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 774

Palatine Private Schools

Immanuel Lutheran School
200 N Plum Grove Rd
ZIP: 60067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 265
Quest Academy
500 N Benton St
ZIP: 60067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 249
St Theresa Elementary School
445 N Benton St
ZIP: 60067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 384
Kindercare Learning Ctr
929 E Palatine Rd
ZIP: 60074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
New Connection's Academy
865 E Wilmette Rd Ste A
ZIP: 60074
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
South Campus
909 E Wilmette Rd Ste F
ZIP: 60074
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
St Thomas Of Villanova School
1141 E Anderson Dr
ZIP: 60074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
Three Oaks Montessori School
12 S Linden Ave
ZIP: 60074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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