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Palos Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Palos Heights had a population of 12,464 as of July 1, 2016. Palos Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palos Heights is located at latitude 41.6634 and longitude -87.796 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palos Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Palos Heights (GNIS ID: 2396133) 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.

The City of Palos Heights is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palos Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Palos Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,464
Population in Households 11,735
Population in Familes 10,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 729
Population Density1 3,304
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 4,839
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,595 (90.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $311,992
Average Home Value $342,666


Median Household Income $81,887
Average Household Income $112,142
Per Capita Income $45,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.03% 0.04%
Families 0.27% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Palos Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palos Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 199 86th
Population Density1 # 124 91st
Diversity Index2 # 475 65th
Median Household Income # 133 90th
Per Capita Income # 66 95th

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