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Population (year 2000): 11,260. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,561 (+11.6% change)
Males: 5,214 (46.3%), Females: 6,046 (53.7%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 46.8 years
Median household income: $69,907 (year 2000)
Median house value: $219,500 (year 2000)

Palos Heights, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Palos Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.3%), German (20.6%), Polish (14.2%), Italian (10.5%), Dutch (9.2%), English (6.4%).

New! Heights, Illinois forum

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Palos

For population 25 years and over in Palos Heights

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palos Heights city

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

6.4% Foreign born (3.8% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-1.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawn, IL Oak (4.6 miles www.ZipRealty.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (14.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (1.7 miles Worth, Park, IL (2.7 miles Palos Ridge, IL (2.9 miles Chicago Hills, IL (3.1 miles Palos IL (3.9 miles Crestwood, IL (4.5 miles Alsip, Hills, IL (4.5 miles Hickory Lawn, IL Oak (4.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2001: 137 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2002: 145 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2004: 108 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $273,500

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 87.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708


Palos Heights, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.6%), Construction (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,313 (+20.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 767 (15.0%)


 

Crime in Palos Heights by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 8.9 8.9 0.0 8.9 8.9
Robberies 2 1 0 3 0 5
    per 100,000 17.8 8.9 0.0 26.6 0.0 44.4
Assaults 4 3 32 5 32 18
    per 100,000 35.5 26.6 284.2 44.4 284.2 159.9
Burglaries 8 11 20 10 20 19
    per 100,000 71.0 97.7 177.6 88.8 177.6 168.7
Thefts 103 110 142 140 142 172
    per 100,000 914.7 976.9 1261.1 1243.3 1261.1 1527.5
Auto thefts 3 4 7 9 7 6
    per 100,000 26.6 35.5 62.2 79.9 62.2 53.3
56.1 60.3 128.2 79.2 128.2 126.0


Average climate in Palos Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palos Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Palos Heights city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Tony Pashos - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Aug 3, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in Palos Heights:
  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (12251 SOUTH 80TH AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palos Heights:
  • EHS CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; OAK LAWN, IL)
  • OAK FOREST HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; OAK FOREST, IL)
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 7 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palos Heights:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 22 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 28 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palos Heights:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 8 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 14 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)
  • HOWELL-NEW LENOX (about 16 miles; NEW LENOX, IL; ID: 1C2)

Amtrak stations near Palos Heights:
  • 9 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 28 $149,881 $64,234 3 $4,944
Financial Administration 1 $4,410 $52,920 1 $425
Other Government Administration 3 $12,538 $50,152 13 $8,599
Streets and Highways 10 $40,166 $48,199 1 $1,012
Health 0 $0   1 $620
Sewerage 2 $8,037 $48,222 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $30,713 $33,505 40 $19,421
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0 $0   1 $1,286
Water Supply 3 $12,438 $49,752 0 $0
Local Libraries 5 $18,057 $43,336 19 $9,150
Other and Unallocable 7 $23,743 $40,702 6 $2,836
Police - Other 4 $9,436 $28,308 7 $5,925
Totals for Government 74 $309,420 $50,176 92 $54,219


College/University in Palos Heights:
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 784; Location: 6601 W COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trnty.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palos Heights:
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 14 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,942)
Public high school in Palos Heights:
  • A B SHEPARD HIGH SCH (CAMPUS) (Students: 1,762; Location: 13049 S RIDGELAND AV; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Palos Heights:
  • SOUTHWEST CHICAGO CHRISIAN SCH (Students: 1,237; Location: 12001 OAK PARK; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palos Heights:
  • PALOS EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 663; Location: 7700 W 127TH ST; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • CHIPPEWA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 12425 S AUSTIN AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • INDEPENDENCE JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 6610 W HIGHLAND DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NAVAJO HEIGHTS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 12401 S OAK PARK AVE; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • INDIAN HILL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 12800 S AUSTIN AVE; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Palos Heights:
  • ST ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 462; Location: 12559 S 71ST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • INCARNATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 325; Location: 5705 WEST 127TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • STONE CHURCH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 248; Location: 6330 W 127TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ELIM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 13020 S CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • SANDBOX LEARNING CENTER (Students: 160; Location: 12832 S RIDGELAND; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PALOS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 12428 S 71ST CT; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Palos Heights:
  • PALOS HEIGHTS P.L. (Operating income: $800,689; Location: 12501 S. 71ST AVENUE; 56,360 books; 2,011 audio materials; 2,324 video materials; 198 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Palos Heights: Westgate Country Club (A), Oak Hill Golf Club (B), South Residence Hall (C), Palos Heights Public Library (D), Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library (E), West Residence Hall (F), Vander Velde Hall (G), Mount Saint Joseph Home (H), Tibstra Residence Hall (I), Groot Hall (J), Heritage Science Center (K), Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium (L).

Churches in Palos Heights include: Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church (A), Martin and Janet Ozinga Chapel (B), Moraine Valley Baptist Church (C), Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (D), Reformed Church of Palos Heights (E), Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church (G), Palos United Methodist Church (H).

Parks in Palos Heights include: Navajo Park (1), Palmer Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Westgate Park (4).


Palos Heights compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Palos Heights:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palos Heights:
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palos Heights:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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