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Palatine, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palatine is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 42.118 and longitude -88.0428. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Palatine, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palatine, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Palatine indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Palatine (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

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Palatine, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 69,797
Population in Households 69,610
Population in Familes 56,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 5,126
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 27,425
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 17,928
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,176 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,248 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,421 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $272,705
Average Home Value $305,431


Median Household Income $75,167
Average Household Income $96,348
Per Capita Income $37,913
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.38%
Households 0.48% 0.44%
Families 0.37% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palatine, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palatine to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 99th
Population Density1 # 38 97th
Diversity Index2 # 97 93rd
Median Household Income # 195 86th
Per Capita Income # 119 91st

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