Palos Park, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 4,826 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 2,137  (44.3%)
Females: 2,689  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

51.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60464.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $87,427 (it was $78,450 in 2000)
Palos Park:

$87,427
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $50,155 (it was $39,861 in 2000)

Palos Park village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $422,902 (it was $274,100 in 2000)
Palos Park:

$422,902
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $318,646; detached houses: $328,836; townhouses or other attached units: $310,531; in 2-unit structures: $309,931; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,452; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,380; mobile homes: $43,489; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $660,183

Median gross rent in 2017: $922.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palos Park: 103.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.4%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 0.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Palos Park, IL (2010)
    • 4,46892.2%White alone
    • 1994.1%Hispanic
    • 821.7%Asian alone
    • 531.1%Two or more races
    • 360.7%Black alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 30.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Palos Park, Illinois as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palos Park is 2,456 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Palos Park by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.0)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(105.1)
5
(105.1)
9
(189.4)
8
(163.9)
3
(61.5)
5
(99.9)
9
(185.1)
4
(82.1)
8
(163.0)
1
(20.3)
4
(81.3)
4
(81.7)
5
(103.4)
4
(83.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(588.5)
27
(567.6)
30
(631.3)
42
(860.7)
46
(943.2)
26
(519.3)
40
(822.7)
34
(698.0)
22
(448.2)
29
(589.7)
29
(589.6)
28
(572.1)
17
(351.5)
57
(1,182)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(42.0)
1
(21.0)
1
(21.0)
2
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
2
(41.1)
1
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
2
(41.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)34.338.044.453.352.331.847.592.431.029.132.536.829.256.4

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City-data.com crime index in Palos Park, IL

Crime rate in Palos Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Illinois average:

2.71
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Ancestries: Polish (18.2%), German (10.1%), American (10.0%), Italian (9.5%), Irish (7.2%), Greek (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/22/1923

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,278 people per square mile   (low).

Palos Park, Illinois map

473 residents are foreign born (7.5% Europe, 1.8% Asia).

This village:

9.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,874 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $7,013 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orland Park, IL (3.9 miles , pop. 51,077).

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

Nearest cities:

Palos Heights, IL (1.4 miles ),
Palos Hills, IL (1.5 miles ),
Worth, IL (1.7 miles ),
Orland Park, IL (2.0 miles ),
Chicago Ridge, IL (2.0 miles ),
Hickory Hills, IL (2.0 miles ),
Crestwood, IL (2.2 miles ),
Orland Hills, IL (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 87.84 W

Area code: 708

Distribution of median household income in Palos Park, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Palos Park, IL in 2017
Palos Park satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $303,900
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $410,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $365,700
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $517,300
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $539,800
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $685,600
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $833,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $1,100,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $820,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $932,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $413,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $760,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $475,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $475,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $537,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $412,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Palos Park, IL residents
Average permit cost in Palos Park, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Palos Park, IL
Historical housing units in Palos Park, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +406 (+9.5%).
Most common industries in Palos Park, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Palos Park, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Palos Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Palos Park, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.43
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0172. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0172
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Palos Park-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 16.9 miles away from the Palos Park village 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 0.5 miles away from the village center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palos Park-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 Palos Park 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 Park 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 56.8 miles away from Palos Park 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 254.5 miles away from Palos Park 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 Park center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 213.0 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 Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Palos Park:

  • HOLY FAMILY VILLA (12220 SOUTH WILL COOK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Palos Park:

  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • MANORCARE OF PALOS HEIGHTS EAST (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • AMERICA AT HOME HEALTHCARE AND NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • CITYWIDE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PALOS HILLS, IL)
  • FIDELITY HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PALOS HILLS, IL)
  • HARMONY HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTHCARE INC. (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PALOS HILLS, IL)

Amtrak stations near Palos Park:

  • 9 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, 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.

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

  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 3 miles; Palos Hills, IL; Full-time enrollment: 12,008)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • Morton College (about 12 miles; Cicero, IL; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • South Suburban College (about 12 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Chicago State University (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,044)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palos Park:

See full list of schools located in Palos Park

Library in Palos Park:

  • PALOS PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $382,291; Location: 12330 SOUTH FOREST GLEN BOULEVARD; 38,256 books; 800 audio materials; 1,090 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palos Park: Palos Country Club (A), Palos Park Village Hall (B), Palos Fire Protection District Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Shoppes at Mill Creek Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palos Park include: Church of the Transfiguration (A), First Church of Christ (B), Palos Park Presbyterian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: David Genslinger - College basketball player (Western Illinois Leathernecks).

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

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Palos Park in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Banks with branches in Palos Park (2011 data):

  • Standard Bank and Trust Company: Millcreek Facility at 9700 West 131st Street, branch established on 1990/11/21; Palos Facility at 11901 South Southwest Highway, branch established on 1986/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,140.2 mil, Deposits: $1,872.8 mil, headquarters in Hickory Hills, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Standard Bancshares, Inc.
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company: Peace Memorial Facility at 10300 Village Circle Drive, branch established on 1989/11/01. Info updated 2010/11/19: Bank assets: $12,392.4 mil, Deposits: $10,542.5 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Privatebancorp, Inc.
  • Republic Bank of Chicago: Palos Park Branch at 9530 W 131 St, branch established on 2005/05/01. Info updated 2010/04/26: Bank assets: $1,360.1 mil, Deposits: $1,129.5 mil, headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Republic Bancorp Co.
  • TCF National Bank: Palos Park Jewel Branch #2316 at 9652 West 131st Street, branch established on 2000/04/13. 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

For population 15 years and over in Palos Park:

Marital status in Palos Park, IL
  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Palos Park:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Palos Park
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palos Park, IL (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook County:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palos Park:

55.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palos Park:

54.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Palos Park:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palos Park:

17.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Palos Park:

9.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Palos Park:

59.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palos Park, 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
Police Protection - Officers 9$58,713$78,28416$21,319
Streets and Highways 6$26,909$53,8181$3,490
Water Supply 3$13,873$55,4921$1,240
Financial Administration 3$20,617$82,4686$10,810
Parks and Recreation 2$7,658$45,9485$3,366
Local Libraries 2$8,455$50,7305$8,115
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$9,268$55,6081$680
Police - Other 1$3,536$42,4321$1,284
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,500
Totals for Government 28$149,029$63,87042$51,804

Palos Park government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,869,000 ($387.28)
    Water Utilities: $1,180,000 ($244.51)
    Regular Highways: $570,000 ($118.11)
    General Public Buildings: $542,000 ($112.31)
    Libraries: $440,000 ($91.17)
    Central Staff Services: $422,000 ($87.44)
    Sewerage: $356,000 ($73.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000 ($59.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000 ($59.26)
    Financial Administration: $187,000 ($38.75)
    Parking Facilities: $70,000 ($14.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $1,765,000 ($365.73)
    Corporate Bonds: $657,000 ($136.14)
    Benefit Payments: $105,000 ($21.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $152,000 ($31.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $46,000 ($9.53)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($2.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,563,000 ($531.08)

Palos Park government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $763,000 ($158.10)
    Sewerage: $484,000 ($100.29)
    Parking Facilities: $86,000 ($17.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.07)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $167,000 ($34.60)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $97,000 ($20.10)
    Local Employee Contribution: $53,000 ($10.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000 ($29.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $78,000 ($16.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $71,000 ($14.71)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($7.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,598,000 ($331.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,072,000 ($222.13)
    Highways: $139,000 ($28.80)
  • Tax - Property: $1,589,000 ($329.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $535,000 ($110.86)
    Other License: $483,000 ($100.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $425,000 ($88.06)

Palos Park government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,295,000 ($475.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,175,000 ($450.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($24.87)

Palos Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $920,000 ($190.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,347,000 ($1107.96)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
Businesses in Palos Park, IL
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
FedEx1UPS1
Jewel-Osco1

Strongest AM radio stations in Palos Park:

  • 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.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, 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 Park:

  • 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.)
  • 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 Park:

  • 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.)
Palos Park fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Palos Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.8mTotal length
  • 102,350Total average daily traffic
  • 6,015Total average daily truck traffic
  • 77,134Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palos Park, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palos Park, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palos Park)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Palos Park, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • PALOS PARK, Lat: 41.663389 Lon: -87.848389, Call Sign: WPQS463, Licensee ID: L00020630,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2010, Expiration Date: 09/18/2020, Certifier: Lawrence R Miller, Registrant: Village Of Palos Park, Il
  • IL-CHI5656, 8917 W 123rd St (Lat: 41.666694 Lon: -87.838833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQKP758,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2009, Expiration Date: 08/05/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • LEMONT, 12201 West Mccarthy Road (Lat: 41.665056 Lon: -87.908972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.7 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQLK320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2010, Expiration Date: 02/19/2020, Certifier: Walter J Klinger, Registrant: Cook County Sheriff Police Radio Communications, 1401 Maybrook Drive, Maywood, IL 60153, Phone: (708) 865-4808, Email:
  • WOLF ROAD, Wolf Road And Ford Rd (Lat: 41.669694 Lon: -87.893694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WQME626,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2010, Expiration Date: 07/16/2020, Certifier: William D Shanley, Registrant: Southwest Central Dispatch, 7611 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463-2071, Phone: (708) 448-6180, Fax: (708) 448-9823, Email:
  • CH03XC716, 10300 Village Circle Dr (Lat: 41.654528 Lon: -87.870083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: WQQH462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2012, Expiration Date: 12/12/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • CH03XC721, 8917 W 123rd St (Lat: 41.666750 Lon: -87.838972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQQH464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2012, Expiration Date: 12/12/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • PALOS PARK, 8999 123rd St (Lat: 41.666694 Lon: -87.838889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WRDG952, Licensee ID: L00117490,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/26/2029, Certifier: William D Shanley, Registrant: Southwest Central Dispatch, 7611 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, IL 60463, Phone: (708) 448-6180, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palos Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Palos Park)
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
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$284,25014$248,127135$256,7834$106,7332$182,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$279,22015$296,7510$01$116,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$244,6303$164,31335$314,5901$61,2301$99,420
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$294,77015$319,0351$186,4201$196,450
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$187,9507$280,0970$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8238.01 , 8239.01, 8239.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$204,5651$217,9401$146,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$321,4800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8238.01 , 8239.01, 8239.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palos Park, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palos Park, IL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 104 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Palos Park, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.3%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palos Park, IL
    • 53151.3%Structure Fires
    • 28727.7%Outside Fires
    • 12311.9%Other
    • 949.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palos Park, IL
Most common first names in Palos Park, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10677.5 years
Mary6581.3 years
William6077.4 years
Helen4983.7 years
Joseph4778.3 years
Edward4676.9 years
Robert4574.2 years
James4073.4 years
George3176.5 years
Margaret3187.2 years
Most common last names in Palos Park, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1583.9 years
Smith1382.8 years
Anderson1276.8 years
Miller1272.3 years
Martin1175.9 years
Carlson1182.6 years
Walsh878.7 years
Hansen772.6 years
Cook774.8 years
Thomas781.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palos Park, IL
  • 93.8%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palos Park, IL
  • 64.5%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Palos Park 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Palos Park on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
  • #62 (60464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #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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