Palos Park, Illinois
Village
Location of Palos Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Palos Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667
Country United States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipPalos, Lemont
Incorporated1914
Government
 • TypeCommission
 • MayorJohn Mahoney
 • Other CommissionersG. Darryl Reed
Nicole Milovich-Walters
Dan Polk
Area
 • Total6.57 sq mi (17.02 km2)
 • Land6.45 sq mi (16.70 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)  1.01%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,899
 • Density759.65/sq mi (293.31/km2)
Standard of living
 • Median home value$431,600[2]
ZIP code(s)
60464, 60465
Area code(s)708
Geocode57407
FIPS code17-57407
Websitewww.palospark.org

Palos Park is a village in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 4,899.[3]

Geography

Palos Park is located at 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667 (41.665682, -87.836633).[4]

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.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920240
193045690.0%
194059630.7%
195085443.3%
19602,169154.0%
19703,29752.0%
19803,150−4.5%
19904,19933.3%
20004,68911.7%
20104,8473.4%
20204,8991.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census

Palos Park village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 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%
Total 4,847 4,899 100.00% 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.

2010 Census

As of the 2010 US Census,[9] 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.[10]

Government

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).[11] 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.

Education

Residents in eastern portions are in Palos School District 118:[12]

High school students in eastern portions are served by Consolidated High School District 230's Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.[13][14]

Southwest Suburban Montessori School is located in Palos Park.[15]

Palos Park Public Library was founded in 1936 and has been part of the village government since 1945.[16]

Transportation

Palos Park has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides rail service to Chicago's Union Station on weekdays and Saturdays.[17]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Selected Housing Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP04): Palos Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Palos Park village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Palos Park village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Palos Park village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  10. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  11. ^ "Palos Park, IL". www.palospark.org. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  12. ^ "Approved 2016-2017 Boundaries" (Archive). Palos School District 118. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. Linked from: "2016-2017 Boundary Information Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine."
  13. ^ "Attendance Areas Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine." Consolidated High School District 230. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Zoning Map. Palos Park, Illinois. Retrieved on January 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Our Location". Palos Park, Illinois: Southwest Suburan Montessori School. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  16. ^ "Our History". Palos Park, Illinois: Palos Park Public Library. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  17. ^ "Metra SouthWest Schedule" (PDF). Metra. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  18. ^ Janega, James (2000-05-13). "Jane Barnes, 74, former legislator". Chicago Tribune (online ed.). Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  19. ^ "About Sean". Elect Sean Morrison. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  20. ^ Brown, Mark (May 12, 2020). "Zay N. Smith, graceful Sun-Times writer on Mirage tavern series, QT column, has died at 71". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 14, 2020.