Palos Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 12,597 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.9%
 
Males: 5,790  (46.0%)
Females: 6,807  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  51.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 60463.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $81,007 (it was $69,907 in 2000)
Palos Heights:

$81,007
IL:

$59,588

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $43,975 (it was $32,895 in 2000)

Palos Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $296,042 (it was $210,500 in 2000)
Palos Heights:

$296,042
IL:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $307,440; Detached houses: $357,717; Townhouses or other attached units: $250,953; In 2-unit structures: $617,601; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,050; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,112

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,800.

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  • Races in Palos Heights, IL (2015)

    Palos Heights races chart
    • 11,23389.4%White alone
    • 4893.9%Hispanic
    • 2702.1%Asian alone
    • 2411.9%Black alone
    • 2081.7%Two or more races
    • 60.05%Other race alone
    • 50.04%American Indian alone

Races in Palos Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Palos Heights: 106.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.2%), Polish (15.9%), German (9.3%), Italian (8.1%), Dutch (6.0%), Greek (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/22/1959

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 3,332 people per square mile   (average).

Palos Heights,IL real estate house value index trend

Palos Heights, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Palos Heights:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palos Heights city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

1,098 residents are foreign born (4.6% Europe, 1.9% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

8.7%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Palos Heights, Illinois as of September 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Palos Heights to the number of sex offenders is 3,148 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $6,488 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $5,902 (2.1%)

Palos Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oak Lawn, IL (4.1 miles , pop. 55,245).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (13.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Worth, IL (1.3 miles ), Palos Park, IL (1.4 miles ), Chicago Ridge, IL (1.7 miles ), Palos Hills, IL (1.7 miles ), Crestwood, IL (1.8 miles ), Alsip, IL (1.8 miles ), Oak Lawn, IL (2.0 miles ), Hickory Hills, IL (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 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
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $308,100
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $421,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $554,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $600,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $407,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 87.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,645 (+29.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 932 (17.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Palos Heights household income distribution Palos Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Palos Heights by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 011100000002000
per 100,000 0.08.98.38.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.015.90.00.00.0
Robberies 300547551011200
per 100,000 26.60.00.040.832.255.739.840.08.00.08.08.015.90.00.0
Assaults 532321838191463223460
per 100,000 44.4284.2266.8146.9305.5151.3111.548.024.116.215.923.931.747.50.0
Burglaries 1020201929122020991691794
per 100,000 88.8177.6166.7155.0233.195.5159.3160.172.272.8127.571.6134.871.231.7
Theft 14014214217214011417817917019119111313413159
per 100,000 1,243.31,261.11,183.71,403.51,125.4907.61,417.41,433.31,363.41,544.21,521.5898.81,062.61,037.0467.7
Auto thefts 977675833312663
per 100,000 79.962.258.449.056.339.863.724.024.124.38.015.947.647.523.8
Arson 000000001100101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.08.10.00.07.90.07.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7) 80.0133.2125.0119.1136.693.1107.292.168.772.076.062.166.859.822.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Palos Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-1.3%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Palos Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palos Heights, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Palos Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.6 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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 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.

Earthquake activity:

Palos Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from Palos Heights center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from Palos Heights center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palos Heights topographic map

Birthplace of: Jennifer Lien - Actress, Tony Pashos - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Aug 3, 1980), Brian Bogusevic - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Palos Heights:

  • BETHSHAN ASSOCIATION II (12927 SOUTH MONITOR)
  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 12251 SOUTH 80TH AVENUE)
  • AMERICA AT HOME HEALTHCARE AND NURSING SERVICES (11739 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY)
  • CHOICECARE HOME HEALTH, INC (6400 WEST COLLEGE DRIVE, SUITE 100)
  • HARMONY HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (7330 W COLLEGE DRIVE, SUITE 205)
  • MANORCARE OF PALOS HEIGHTS EAST (7850 WEST COLLEGE DRIVE)
  • PARK VILLA NRSG AND REHAB CENTER (12550 SOUTH RIDGELAND AVENUE)
  • PROVIDENCE PALOS HEIGHTS (13259 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE)

Heliports located in Palos Heights:

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.
  • 10 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.

College/University in Palos Heights:

  • Trinity Christian College (Full-time enrollment: 1,199; Location: 6601 W College Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trnty.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palos Heights:

  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 3 miles; Palos Hills, IL; Full-time enrollment: 12,008)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • South Suburban College (about 11 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Chicago State University (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • Morton College (about 12 miles; Cicero, IL; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 12 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)

Public high school in Palos Heights:

Private high schools in Palos Heights:

  • SOUTHWEST CHICAGO CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 965, Location: 12001 S OAK PARK AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ELIM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 13020 S CENTRAL AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palos Heights:

Private elementary/middle schools in Palos Heights:

  • ST ALEXANDER SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 7025 W 126TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • INCARNATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 215, Location: 5705 W 127TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Palos Heights

Library in Palos Heights:

  • PALOS HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,892,336; Location: 12501 SOUTH 71ST AVENUE; 83,422 books; 4,408 audio materials; 4,668 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 225 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palos Heights: Westgate Country Club (A), Oak Hill Golf Club (B), Mount Saint Joseph Home (C), West Residence Hall (D), Vander Velde Hall (E), Tibstra Residence Hall (F), South Residence Hall (G), Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium (H), Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library (I), Heritage Science Center (J), Groot Hall (K), Palos Heights Fire Protection District Station 2 (L), Palos Heights Fire Protection District Station 1 (M), Palos Heights Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Palos Heights include: Westgate Park (1), Palmer Park (2), Navajo Park (3), Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 103. This is worse than average.

City:

103
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.449. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.449
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 16.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0147. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0147
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 2.7%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Palos Heights in 2010:

  • 492 people in college/university student housing
  • 371 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Palos Heights in 2000:

  • 399 people in nursing homes
  • 374 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in other group homes

Palos Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Palos Heights (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Palos Heights Dominicks Branch at 6401 West 127th Street, branch established on 1997/11/18; Ridgeland & 12th Banking Center at 12657 South Ridgeland Avenue, branch established on 2009/12/09. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First Midwest Bank: Westgate Facility Branch at 13419 S. Ridgeland Ave., branch established on 2003/01/20; Palos Bank And Trust Company Bank Br at 12600 South Harlem Avenue, branch established on 1956/06/01. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Palos Heights Jewel Branch #2332 at 7127 West 127th Street, branch established on 2001/05/03; Palos Heights Branch #2111 at 6410 West 127th Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • United Trust Bank: at 12330 South Harlem Avenue, branch established on 2000/11/24. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $44.1 mil, Deposits: $39.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Harlem Avenue Branch at 12145 South Harlem Avenue, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Palos Heights South Harlem Avenue Br at 12534 South Harlem Avenue, branch established on 2004/10/12. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Citizens Financial Bank: Palos Heights Branch at 7101 West 127th Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,149.8 mil, Deposits: $986.7 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Palos Heights Branch at 6521 West 127th Street, branch established on 2002/11/12. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • Archer Bank: Palos Heights Branch at 12701 South Harlem Avenue, branch established on 2004/05/15. Info updated 2010/04/21: Bank assets: $577.8 mil, Deposits: $525.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Illinois average:

12.3

Palos Heights travel time to work - commute Palos Heights mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Palos Heights:

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Religion statistics for Palos Heights city (based on Cook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.4%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Palos Heights:

28.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Palos Heights:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palos Heights:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Palos Heights:

36.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Palos Heights:

56.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Palos Heights:

75.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palos Heights, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$19,698$59,0942$3,664
Other Government Administration 1$10,213$122,55610$5,066
Police Protection - Officers 26$189,884$87,6394$5,905
Police - Other 3$11,400$45,60011$10,441
Streets and Highways 5$28,224$67,7380$0
Sewerage 4$20,889$62,6670$0
Parks and Recreation 6$26,692$53,38430$18,593
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,428$53,1360$0
Water Supply 5$35,003$84,0070$0
Local Libraries 8$29,940$44,91017$16,426
Other and Unallocable 12$56,368$56,36821$17,646
Totals for Government 75$432,739$69,23895$77,741

Palos Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $697,000 ($55.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,237,000 ($256.97)
    Water Utilities: $2,068,000 ($164.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,609,000 ($127.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,254,000 ($99.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,139,000 ($90.42)
    General - Other: $311,000 ($24.69)
    Sewerage: $282,000 ($22.39)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $4,465,000 ($354.45)
    Benefit Payments: $251,000 ($19.93)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $198,000 ($15.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($13.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,106,000 ($325.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($4.76)

Palos Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $998,000 ($79.23)
    Sewerage: $444,000 ($35.25)
    All Other: $366,000 ($29.05)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $229,000 ($18.18)
    Local Employee Contribution: $166,000 ($13.18)
    From Other Government: $99,000 ($7.86)
    Interest Revenue: $68,000 ($5.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $79,000 ($6.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $551,000 ($43.74)
    Interest Earnings: $224,000 ($17.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,519,000 ($199.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,984,000 ($157.50)
    Highways: $374,000 ($29.69)
    Public Welfare: $17,000 ($1.35)
  • Tax - Property: $2,631,000 ($208.86)
    Public Utilities: $1,268,000 ($100.66)
    NEC: $590,000 ($46.84)

Palos Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,005,000 ($79.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,904,000 ($230.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $80,000 ($6.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,150,000 ($170.68)
    Water Utilities: $935,000 ($74.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $674,000 ($53.50)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($5.56)

Palos Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $679,000 ($53.90)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $2,612,000 ($207.35)
    Total Other Securities: $1,429,000 ($113.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,913,000 ($231.25)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,170,000 ($92.88)

3.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DuPage County, IL  0.42% ($46,315 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.23% ($40,173)
from Lake County, IL  0.23% ($56,212)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,216 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DuPage County, IL  0.47% ($56,473 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.26% ($47,918)
to Lake County, IL  0.23% ($70,503)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palos Heights:

  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, 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.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)

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)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Palos Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $1,835,000Total costs
  • 83,650Total average daily traffic
  • 3,614Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Joann Wendels, Palos Heights, Illinois (Lat: 41.674444 Lon: -87.808889), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 17031 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2319336167, Jwendels@ramaker.Com, 415 MUNSON AVENUE Suite- 102
  • Stormy Seibt, Palos Heights, Illinois (Lat: 41.674444 Lon: -87.808889), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 17031 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2319336167, Jwendels@ramaker.Com, 415 MUNSON AVENUE Suite- 102
  • Golfview Lane & Highland Drive (Lat: 41.657500 Lon: -87.782500), Type: 35.6, Overall height: 35.6 m, Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Palos Heights, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • W COLLEGE DR, 7607 W College Dr (Lat: 41.674472 Lon: -87.808667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WNEK642
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6404.79 MHzGrant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022Registrant: Southwest Central Dispatch, 7611 W College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463-2071, Phone: (708) 448-6180, Fax: (708) 448-9823, Email:
  • CH01YC528, 7607 W College Drive (Lat: 41.673556 Lon: -87.808722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: WQJR324
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2010, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Clearwire Corporation, 815 Connecticut Avenue, Nw, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • IL-CHI5528, 7607 W College Drive (Lat: 41.673556 Lon: -87.808722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WQKQ570
    Assigned Frequencies: 22075.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 22075.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/12/2009, Expiration Date: 08/12/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • IL-CHI5759, 12841 Golfview Lane (Lat: 41.657444 Lon: -87.782333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WQLK439
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/22/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • IL-CHI6529, 6324 W 87th St (Lat: 41.673556 Lon: -87.778389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQLK445
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/22/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MVC, 8900 W College Pkwy (Lat: 41.691389 Lon: -87.836667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQLM427
    Assigned Frequencies: 23375.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2010, Expiration Date: 03/08/2020, Certifier: Christopher W CravenRegistrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Dr., Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6009, Fax: (630) 986-2496, Email:
  • TDC440CPE, Lat: 41.657611 Lon: -87.810389, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WQMQ231
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/20/2010, Expiration Date: 10/20/2020, Certifier: Michael PezzanoRegistrant: Exelon Energy, 2900 Lord Baltimore Dr, Baltimore, MD 21244, Phone: (410) 470-8561, Fax: (410) 470-8599, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palos Heights)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Palos Heights)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$249,69149$215,573307$225,33115$91,2251$243,6903$186,233
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$195,97022$285,0912$15,7400$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$226,20010$195,94976$252,7284$118,4230$03$142,117
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$230,1656$181,40536$248,4713$112,0270$02$135,365
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$277,8650$024$287,4241$312,6000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8236.04 , 8236.05, 8239.03, 8239.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$234,3612$324,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$356,1852$332,490
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$214,3253$343,693
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$267,7602$337,135
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$290,850

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8236.04 , 8236.05, 8239.03, 8239.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palos Heights and their reported violations in the past:

BREMERTON MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves IN, Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2009), St Boil Water Order (SEP-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2013), St Intentional no-action (JAN-08-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Palos Heights

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palos Heights, IL
Most common first names in Palos Heights, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16675.5 years
Mary12981.2 years
William10872.9 years
Robert9870.7 years
Helen8482.2 years
James8373.3 years
Joseph8177.1 years
Edward8177.0 years
Marie6782.1 years
George6174.9 years
Most common last names in Palos Heights, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2882.0 years
Johnson2477.9 years
Anderson1981.9 years
Miller1478.8 years
Murphy1270.5 years
Brown1176.8 years
Griffin1075.8 years
Carlson1078.4 years
Nelson1077.2 years
Burke981.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Palos Heights, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike7
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Baskin-Robbins1SAS Shoes1
CVS1Safeway1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks2
FedEx6Subway1
Jewel-Osco1UPS7
McDonald's1Vons1
New Balance2Walgreens1

Palos Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Palos Heights on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (500+ students)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 (60463) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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