Palos Hills, Illinois
City
City of Palos Hills
Park in Palos Hills, Illinois
Park in Palos Hills, Illinois
Official seal of Palos Hills, Illinois
Motto(s): 
"Pride In Progress"
Location of Palos Hills in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Palos Hills in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°41′57″N 87°49′35″W / 41.69917°N 87.82639°W / 41.69917; -87.82639Coordinates: 41°41′57″N 87°49′35″W / 41.69917°N 87.82639°W / 41.69917; -87.82639
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipPalos
Incorporated1958
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorGerald Bennett
Area
 • Total4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)
 • Land4.25 sq mi (11.00 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  0.93%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total18,530
 • Density4,364.11/sq mi (1,684.87/km2)
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income$29,783
 • Median home value$223,200
ZIP code(s)
60465
Area code(s)708
Geocode57394
FIPS code17-57394
Websitewww.paloshillsweb.org

Palos Hills is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a southwest suburb of Chicago. The city was established in 1958 and had reached a population of 18,530 in the 2020 census.[2] It is the home of Moraine Valley Community College as well as Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.

Geography

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Palos Hills has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) (or 98.97%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 1.03%) is water.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19603,766
19706,62976.0%
198016,654151.2%
199017,8036.9%
200017,665−0.8%
201017,484−1.0%
202018,5306.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2010[5] 2020[6]

As of the 2020 census[7] there were 18,530 people, 7,247 households, and 4,209 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,319.35 inhabitants per square mile (1,667.71/km2). There were 7,697 housing units at an average density of 1,794.17 per square mile (692.73/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.70% White, 5.77% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.39% from other races, and 6.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.19% of the population.

The top reported ancestries as of 2020 where Polish (29.3%), German (12.7%), Irish (12.6%), Arab (9.6%), and Italian (8.3%).

There were 7,247 households, out of which 38.84% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.63% were married couples living together, 10.17% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.92% were non-families. 36.35% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.01% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 2.34.

The city's age distribution consisted of 18.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $64,364, and the median income for a family was $81,045. Males had a median income of $57,339 versus $37,926 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,564. About 9.3% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Palos Hills city, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[5] Pop 2020[6] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 14,591 14,729 83.45% 79.49%
Black or African American alone (NH) 926 1,040 5.30% 5.61%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 14 9 0.08% 0.05%
Asian alone (NH) 450 392 2.57% 2.12%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 4 0 0.02% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 14 85 0.00% 0.46%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 193 386 1.10% 2.08%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,292 1,889 7.39% 10.19%
Total 17,484 18,530 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Government

Palos Hills is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district.

The City of Palos Hills operates under a Mayor/Council form of government with a Mayor, Clerk and City Treasurer elected at large and 10 Aldermen elected from 5 dual member wards.

Aldermen:

North Palos Fire Protection District operates Station 1 and Station 2 in Palos Hills.[9][10]

Education

Elementary school districts serving Palos Hills:

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School of the Consolidated High School District 230 serves Palos Hills.[12]

Moraine Valley Community College is the area community college.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Palos Hills city, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  5. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Palos Hills city, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  6. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Palos Hills city, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Government". City of Palos Hills.
  9. ^ "Station 1." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "10629 So. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  10. ^ "Station 2." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "8913 W. 95th St. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  11. ^ "Boundary Change Presentation Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Palos School District 118. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. p. 6-8/12.
  12. ^ "Attendance Areas Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Consolidated High School District 230. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Galica, Larry (November 8, 1990). "Familiar faces return to Cook County Board". nwitimes.com. The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved November 21, 2020.

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