Palatine, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palatine, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palatine had a population of 70,019 as of July 1, 2015. Palatine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palatine is located at latitude 42.118 and longitude -88.0428 in Cook County. 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. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Palatine has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palatine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Village of Palatine, IL Boundary Map

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Palatine, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 70,019
Population in Households 69,833
Population in Familes 56,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density1 5,142
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 27,608
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 17,988
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,205 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,404 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,321 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $286,129
Average Home Value $319,609
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,070
Average Household Income $98,314
Per Capita Income $38,823
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.37%
Households 0.51% 0.43%
Families 0.37% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 39 97th
Diversity Index2 # 98 93rd
Median Household Income # 203 85th
Per Capita Income # 118 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.