Palos Hills, Illinois

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Palos Hills, Illinois
City
Palos Hills is located in Illinois
Palos Hills
Palos Hills
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
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Palos
Incorporated 1958
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Gerald Bennett
Area
 • Total 4.29 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Land 4.25 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.93%
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,484
 • Density 4,113.9/sq mi (1,588.4/km2)
  Down 1.02% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $29,783
 • Median home value $223,200
ZIP code(s) 60465
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 57394
Website www.paloshillsweb.org
Demographics (2010)[1]
White Black Asian
88.1% 5.4% 2.6%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.02% 0.2% 3.7% 7.4%

Palos Hills is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a southwest suburb of Chicago. The population was 17,484 at the 2010 census.[1] It is the home of Moraine Valley Community College as well as Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.

Geography[edit]

Palos Hills is located at 41°41′57″N 87°49′35″W / 41.69917°N 87.82639°W / 41.69917; -87.82639 (41.699282, -87.826257).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.1 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.0 km2) (or 99.07%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.93%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] 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%).[5]

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[edit]

Palos Hills is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district.

The mayor is the chief executive while the city council, consisting of ten aldermen elected from five wards, is the legislative body. The Mayor is Gerald R. Bennett. The Clerk is Rudy Mulderink. The Treasurer is Kenneth Nolan.

Aldermen:

  • Ward 1: Martin Kleefisch and Joan Knox
  • Ward 2: Mark Brachman and Pauline Stratton
  • Ward 3: William Hanson and AJ Pasek
  • Ward 4: Joseph Marrotta and Ricky Moore
  • Ward 5: Mary Ann Schlutz and Frank Williams[6]

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