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 2010 census, Palos Hills has a total area of 4.292 square miles (11.12 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) (or 99.02%) is land and 0.042 square miles (0.11 km2) (or 0.98%) 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]

2020 census

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.

2000 Census

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 17,665 people, 7,320 households, and 4,772 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,239.7 people per square mile (1,635.6/km2). There were 7,492 housing units at an average density of 1,798.1 per square mile (693.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.18% White, 5.48% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 1.11% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

The top five ancestries reported in Palos Hills as of the 2000 census were Irish (19.1%), Polish (18.9%), German (16.3%), Italian (10.5%) and Greek (6.4%).[8]

There were 7,320 households, out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,164, and the median income for a family was $61,655. Males had a median income of $44,387 versus $32,014 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,230. About 2.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

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.[10][11]

Education

Elementary school districts serving Palos Hills:

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School of the Consolidated High School District 230 serves Palos Hills.[13]

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. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Palos Hills, Illinois" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2007. (38.9 KiB). U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-04-05.
  9. ^ "Government". City of Palos Hills.
  10. ^ "Station 1." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "10629 So. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  11. ^ "Station 2." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "8913 W. 95th St. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  12. ^ "Boundary Change Presentation Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Palos School District 118. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. p. 6-8/12.
  13. ^ "Attendance Areas Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Consolidated High School District 230. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  14. ^ 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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