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Palos Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palos Park had a population of 4,911 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palos Park is located at latitude 41.6712 and longitude -87.8248 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palos Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Village of Palos Park (GNIS ID: 2399616) 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 Village of Palos Park is located within Township of Palos, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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


Total Population 4,911
Population in Households 4,746
Population in Familes 4,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 1,249
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,003
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,837 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $403,406
Average Home Value $462,833


Median Household Income $88,382
Average Household Income $124,676
Per Capita Income $50,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.16%
Households 0.27% 0.21%
Families 0.97% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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 Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palos Park 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 # 346 75th
Population Density1 # 613 55th
Diversity Index2 # 403 71st
Median Household Income # 97 93rd
Per Capita Income # 46 97th

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