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Palos Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Palos Heights had a population of 12,455 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Palos Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,455
Daytime Population: Workers 9,339
Daytime Population: Residents 6,851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,190
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 11,723
Population in Familes 10,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 732
Population Density2 3,302
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $88,282
Average Household Income $120,356
Per Capita Income $48,392


Total Housing Units 5,061 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,582 (90.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 ( 4.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $308,230
Average Home Value $337,784


Total Households 4,831
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,438
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 -0.07% -0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.21% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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, 2017 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 Density # 127 91st
Diversity Index # 483 65th
Median Household Income # 110 92nd
Per Capita Income # 59 96th

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