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Palatine, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palatine had a population of 69,733 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2399608) 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 Palatine is located within Township of Palatine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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, 2018.

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Palatine, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 69,733
Population in Households 69,544
Population in Familes 56,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 189
Population Density2 5,121
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $79,909
Average Household Income $104,762
Per Capita Income $41,203


Total Housing Units 28,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,996 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,354 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,591 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $299,154
Average Home Value $328,087


Total Households 27,349
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 17,776
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% 0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.05%
Families 0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Palatine, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palatine to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 38 97th
Diversity Index # 97 93rd
Median Household Income # 192 86th
Per Capita Income # 123 91st

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