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Palos Hills, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Palos Hills had a population of 17,501 as of July 1, 2016. Palos Hills 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 Palos Hills is located at latitude 41.7007 and longitude -87.8253 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palos Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Palos Hills (GNIS ID: 2396134) 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 Hills is located within Township of Palos, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palos Hills 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 Hills, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,501
Population in Households 17,351
Population in Familes 13,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density1 4,119
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 7,260
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,640 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,620 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $205,436
Average Home Value $233,561


Median Household Income $57,342
Average Household Income $76,550
Per Capita Income $32,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.11%
Households 0.03% 0.12%
Families -0.21% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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 Hills, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palos Hills 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 # 147 89th
Population Density1 # 83 94th
Diversity Index2 # 287 79th
Median Household Income # 471 66th
Per Capita Income # 272 80th

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