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Palos Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palos Park had a population of 4,816 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 4,816
Population in Households 4,650
Population in Familes 4,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 1,224
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $99,774
Average Household Income $134,072
Per Capita Income $54,101


Total Housing Units 2,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,807 (86.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $405,682
Average Home Value $472,259


Total Households 1,970
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,394
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.09%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families 0.53% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 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 # 347 75th
Population Density # 611 55th
Diversity Index # 403 71st
Median Household Income # 85 94th
Per Capita Income # 44 97th

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