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Population in 2012: 4,895 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 

Males: 2,259  (46.2%)
Females: 2,636  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  52.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60464.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $78,259 (it was $78,450 in 2000)
Palos Park:

$78,259
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $47,981

Palos Park village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $357,921 (it was $274,100 in 2000)
Palos Park:

$357,921
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $515,271; Detached houses: $559,566; Townhouses or other attached units: $398,787; In 2-unit structures: $369,982; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $263,098; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,209; Mobile homes: $575,527

Median gross rent in 2012: $2,001.

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  • White alone - 4,468 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 199 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 82 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 36 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palos Park: 105.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Irish (17.8%), German (14.8%), Polish (13.2%), Lithuanian (6.7%), English (6.1%), Italian (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/22/1923

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,296 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Palos Park:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palos Park village:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

534 residents are foreign born (6.1% Europe, 1.8% Asia).

This village:  11.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Palos Park, Illinois as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Palos Park to the number of sex offenders is 2,448 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 2012: $6,959 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,435 (1.5%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 87.84 W

Area code: 708

Palos Park household income distribution Palos Park home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Palos Park by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.5
Rapes 0010000000000
per 100,000 0.00.021.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000101001001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.020.80.021.00.00.020.50.00.020.5
Assaults 0032000111102
per 100,000 0.00.064.041.50.00.00.021.020.520.520.00.041.1
Burglaries 2055755983594
per 100,000 42.70.0106.6103.9145.4105.1105.1189.4163.961.599.9185.182.1
Thefts 6104522282827304246264034
per 100,000 128.0213.3959.7457.0581.6588.5567.6631.3860.7943.2519.3822.7698.0
Auto thefts 0142321120012
per 100,000 0.021.385.341.562.342.021.021.041.00.00.020.641.1
Arson 0001000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.020.80.00.00.021.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 8.410.785.938.746.535.739.646.255.554.433.149.596.2

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

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:

2.78

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Palos Park, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +406 (+9.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Palos Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 132% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Palos Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: David Genslinger - College basketball player (Western Illinois Leathernecks).


Hospital/medical center in Palos Park:

  • HOLY FAMILY VILLA (Nursing Home, 12220 SOUTH WILL COOK ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Palos Park:

  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Palos Park, 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.

Local government website: www.palospark.org

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

  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 2 miles; Palos Hills, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,761)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,797)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,743)
  • South Suburban College (about 13 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • Chicago State University (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,206)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palos Park:

Private elementary/middle school in Palos Park:

  • SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN MONTESSORI (Students: 138; Location: 8800 W 119TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Palos Park, map of school districts: PALOS COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 118, CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 230

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)

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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

 
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)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.8. This is about average.
City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0161. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0161
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.20
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.6%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palos Park, IL

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

Palos Park compared to Illinois state average:

Palos Park, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly above 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.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Palos Park travel time to work - commute


Palos Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (98%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
Illinois:

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
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

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

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,464$50,7842$2,967
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$3,100
Police Protection - Officers 11$55,664$60,72411$13,089
Police - Other 1$2,856$34,2722$2,112
Streets and Highways 3$10,337$41,3480$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,260$43,5606$4,171
Water Supply 2$6,629$39,7741$2,805
Local Libraries 1$4,428$53,1368$9,297
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,534
Totals for Government 22$95,638$52,16636$39,075

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

  • Construction - General: $112,000 ($22.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,307,000 ($267.01)
    Financial Administration: $660,000 ($134.83)
    Water Utilities: $587,000 ($119.92)
    Regular Highways: $352,000 ($71.91)
    General - Other: $269,000 ($54.95)
    Libraries: $243,000 ($49.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $215,000 ($43.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($35.55)
    Sewerage: $163,000 ($33.30)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($5.72)
    Parking Facilities: $22,000 ($4.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($6.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $73,000 ($14.91)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,604,000 ($327.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($5.72)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $210,000 ($42.90)
    All Other: $154,000 ($31.46)
    Parking Facilities: $23,000 ($4.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($2.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $75,000 ($15.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $928,000 ($189.58)
    Interest Earnings: $75,000 ($15.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $956,000 ($195.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,180,000 ($241.06)
    Highways: $173,000 ($35.34)
    All Other: $15,000 ($3.06)
  • Tax - Property: $990,000 ($202.25)
    Public Utilities: $468,000 ($95.61)
    NEC: $345,000 ($70.48)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $475,000 ($97.04)
    Industrial Revenue: $255,000 ($52.09)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $213,000 ($43.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $146,000 ($29.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($66.39)
    Industrial Revenue: $200,000 ($40.86)
    Other, NEC: $146,000 ($29.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $55,000 ($11.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $213,000 ($43.51)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($30.64)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $471,000 ($96.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,224,000 ($454.34)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $200,000 ($40.86)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Palos Park, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Palos Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $206,000
Total average daily traffic: 64,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,929

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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: 19575.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2009, Expiration Date: 08/05/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, 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: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WQME626, Licensee ID: L00117490
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11545.0 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 Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 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 Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 84
  • Hazardous Condition: 59
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Palos Park


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Palos Park, IL
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
Jewel-Osco1UPS1

Palos Park on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Postsecondary teachers"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare support occupations:"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
  • #35 (60464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (60464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Palestinian first ancestries"
  • #59 (60464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #96 (60464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul Gottemoller (15)
  • Peter G. Jahn (8)
  • David J. Goding (6)
  • William R. Borowski (5)
  • Daniel P. Brown (4)
  • Kenneth E. Kasza (3)
  • Robert L. Smith, Iii (3)
  • Michelle T. Dohm (3)
  • Andrew J. Borowski (3)
  • Kara A. Bucci (3)

Total of 82 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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