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Palos township, IL map Land area: 33.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population: 53,419 (99% urban, 1% rural)
Males: 25,556  (47.8%)
Females: 27,863  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 52,821 (44,527 owner occupied, 8,294 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Palos township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 87.8%
  • Black: 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • Two or more races: 2.6%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.5
Median age of females: 43.1

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Average household size: 2.51

Palos township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,359 ($55,380 in 1999)
This township:

$63,359
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $912 (lower quartile is $823, upper quartile is $1,024)
Here:

$912
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $297,373 (it was $175,400 in 2000)
Palos township:

$297,373
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $244,743 - $437,329

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $378,631
Here:

$378,631
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $313,658
Here:

$313,658
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $346,723
Here:

$346,723
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $266,736
Here:

$266,736
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,528
Here:

$203,528
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $40,377
Here:

$40,377
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $93,482
Here:

$93,482
State:

$62,382
Population density: 1575 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, Palos Heights, Palos Park.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Palos township: Whealan Camp (A), Camp Kiwanis (B), Palos Fire Protection District Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palos township include: Peace Memorial Church (A), Saint Luke Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (1), Fairmount Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pollywog Slough (A), Joes Pond (B), Tomahawk Slough (C), Belly Deep Slough (D), Hogwash Slough (E), Rainbarrel Slough (F), Katydid Slough (G), Longjohn Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Crooked Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palos township include: Cap Sauers Holdings Nature Preserve (1), Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve (2), Paw Paw Woods Nature Preserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7,538 (64% naturalized citizens)

Palos township:  14.1%
State:  12.3%

67% of Palos township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 40910
  • Northeast: 725
  • Midwest: 2301
  • South: 1205
  • West: 460

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $188,300

Palos township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Palos township, Illinois:

  • 539 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,655
  • One, attached: 1,996
  • Two: 130
  • 3 or 4: 1,497
  • 5 to 9: 1,997
  • 10 to 19: 2,018
  • 20 to 49: 963
  • 50 or more: 318
  • Mobile homes: 995
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,000


Housing units in Palos township with a mortgage: 8,451 (612 second mortgage, 1,343 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,316

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 242
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,151
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,617
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,079
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,428
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,229
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,549
  • 1940 to 1949: 762
  • 1939 or earlier: 525

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palos township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 486
  • 4 rooms: 1,822
  • 5 rooms: 3,356
  • 6 rooms: 3,684
  • 7 rooms: 3,271
  • 8 rooms: 2,580
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,847

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palos township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 119
  • 2 rooms: 190
  • 3 rooms: 966
  • 4 rooms: 1,378
  • 5 rooms: 924
  • 6 rooms: 189
  • 7 rooms: 63
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 54

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palos township:

  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 384
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,738
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,698
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,661
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 604

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palos township:

  • no bedroom: 146
  • 1 bedroom: 1,138
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,253
  • 3 bedrooms: 297
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Palos township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 699
  • 1 vehicle: 5,322
  • 2 vehicles: 7,419
  • 3 vehicles: 2,502
  • 4 vehicles: 899
  • 5 or more vehicles: 276

Cars and other vehicles available in Palos township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 315
  • 1 vehicle: 1,958
  • 2 vehicles: 1,473
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 39

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palos township:

  • Polish (18.4%)
  • Irish (17.1%)
  • German (11.5%)
  • Italian (10.5%)
  • Greek (4.6%)
  • Lithuanian (3.3%)
  • English (3.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Poland (20%)
  • Greece (12%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Ireland (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,702 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 2,032 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 154 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 99 (0%)
  • Railroad: 793 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 44 (0%)
  • Walked: 326 (1%)
  • Other means: 56 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 588 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

People in group quarters in Palos township, Illinois:

  • 539 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

78.7% of residents of Palos township speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
13.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,822
  • In family households: 45,081 (11,330 male householders, 3,017 female householders)
    11,818 spouses, 15,912 children (15,174 natural, 297 adopted, 441 stepchildren), 619 grandchildren, 439 brothers or sisters, 658 parents, 774 other relatives, 514 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,741 (2,603 male householders (2,077 living alone)), 4,110 female householders (3,762 living alone)), 1,028 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 597 (535 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,373 2-persons, 2,975 3-persons, 2,727 4-persons, 1,491 5-persons, 527 6-persons, 254 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5,839 1-person, 760 2-persons, 96 3-persons, 18 4-persons,

9,298 married couples with children.
1,602 single-parent households (330 men, 1,272 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,256
Here:

22.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 557
Here:

20.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 724
Here:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Palos township:

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