Palos Park, Illinois
|• Mayor||John Mahoney|
|• Other Commissioners||G. Darryl Reed|
|• Total||6.57 sq mi (17.02 km2)|
|• Land||6.45 sq mi (16.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2) 1.01%|
|• Density||759.65/sq mi (293.31/km2)|
|Standard of living|
|• Median home value||$431,600|
Palos Park is a village in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 4,899.
Palos Park is located at(41.665682, -87.836633).
According to the 2010 census, Palos Park has a total area of 3.973 square miles (10.29 km2), of which 3.93 square miles (10.18 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 0.043 square miles (0.11 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||4,468||4,247||92.18%||86.69%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||36||69||0.74%||1.41%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||3||0||0.06%||0.00%|
|Asian alone (NH)||82||102||1.69%||2.08%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||6||23||0.12%||0.47%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||53||112||1.09%||2.29%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||199||346||4.11%||7.06%|
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.
As of the 2010 US Census, there village had a population of 4,847, and 2,093 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 95.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population. Foreign-born residents made up 10% of the population.
There were 1,970 households, out of which 21% had children under the age of 18 living with them, while 46% had at least one person over 65 in residence.
The village median age was 51.3 years, with 18% of the population below the age of 18, while 28% was over the age of 65.
As of 2017, the median income for a household in the village was $84,609, and the median income for a family was $112,330. About 1.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
The Village Council is composed of John Mahoney (Mayor), James Pavlatos (Commissioner of Accounts & Finances), Nicole Milovich-Walters (Commissioner of Streets & Public Improvements), Dan Polk (Commissioner of Police and Public Safety), and G. Darryl Reed (Commissioner of Building and Public Property). Marie Arrigoni is the elected Clerk.
At the federal level, Palos Park is in the Illinois 3rd congressional district. At the state level, it is divided among the 14th, 18th, and 41st Illinois Senate districts and the 26th, 35th, and 82nd Illinois House districts.
Residents in eastern portions are in Palos School District 118:
High school students in eastern portions are served by Consolidated High School District 230's Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.
Southwest Suburban Montessori School is located in Palos Park.
Palos Park Public Library was founded in 1936 and has been part of the village government since 1945.
Palos Park has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides rail service to Chicago's Union Station on weekdays and Saturdays.