Palos Park, Illinois

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Palos Park, Illinois
Village
Palos Park is located in Illinois
Palos Park
Palos Park
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
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Palos
Incorporated 1914
Government
 • Type Commission
 • Mayor John Mahoney
 • Mayor Pro Tem Kenneth "Kent" Oliven
 • Other Commissioners G. Darryl Reed
Nicole Milovich-Walters
Dan Polk
Area
 • Total 3.98 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land 3.93 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  1.01%
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,847
 • Density 1,233.3/sq mi (476.2/km2)
  Up 3.37% from 2000
Standard of living
 • Median home value $431,600[1]
ZIP code(s) 60464, 60465
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 57407
Website www.palospark.org
Demographics (2010)[2]
White Black Asian
95.2% 0.8% 1.7%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.00% 0.1% 2.2% 4.1%

Palos Park is an affluent village in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,847 at the 2010 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

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).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 3.98 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.93 square miles (10.2 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 1.01%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,689 people, 1,802 households, and 1,389 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,241.8 people per square mile (479.0/km²). There were 1,852 housing units at an average density of 490.5 per square mile (189.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.16% White, 0.28% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

The top five ancestries reported in Palos Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (25.0%), German (21.7%), Polish (14.4%), Italian (8.0%) and English (6.8%).[6]

There were 1,802 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $78,450, and the median income for a family was $88,628. Males had a median income of $70,313 versus $36,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $39,861. About 3.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Village Council is composed of John Mahoney (Mayor; Liquor Control Commissioner), James Pavlatos (Commissioner of Accounts & Finances), Nicole Milovich-Walters (Commissioner of Streets & Public Improvements; by Village Code also in charge of Recreation), Dan Polk (Commissioner of Public Health & Safety), and G. Darryl Reed (Commissioner of Building and Public Property). Marie Arrigoni is the elected Clerk. All six are elected at large to concurrent four year terms.

Palos Park is in the Illinois 3rd congressional district.

In Palos Park the IL House District 36 runs east of Bell Rd., and west of Southwest Highway for those areas south of 121st St. (121st St. is the short street on the north side of the Palos Park train station) and west of the Metra tracks for areas north of 121st St. It includes parts of Palos Hills, Worth, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn. It includes all of Evergreen Park, home to first term 36th District House Rep. Kelly Burke.

In Palos Park the IL House District 35 runs east of IL House District 36 through the Village. It includes Merrionette Park & parts of the Heights, Oak Lawn, and Alsip. In terms of the power base, it was designed to contain parts of the following five Chicago Communities: Auburn Gresham, Beverly, Washington Heights, Mt. Greenwood, & Morgan Park. It is represented by another first termer, Bill Cunningham, from Chicago.

In Palos Park the IL House District 82 is west of Bell Rd., i.e. in Lemont Township. It includes Holy Family Villa, the Bishop Lyne Residence, and the St. Francis of Assisi Residence. This district includes parts of Homer Glen, Lemont, Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Indian Head Park, and LaGrange. It is represented by Jim Durkin from Western Springs, who ran for U.S. Senate against Dick Durbin in 2002. The same area is represented in the IL Senate’s District 41 by Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno who is from Lemont.

The 35th and the 36th House Districts are combined into IL Senate District 18. The 18th is represented by Edward Maloney, who has represented the district since 2003. He is retiring and IL House District 35th Rep. Cunningham is running for the IL Senate District 18.

Transportation[edit]

Palos Park has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides daily rail service between Manhattan, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station).

Education[edit]

  • Palos South Middle School [1]
  • Palos East Elementary School
  • Palos West Elementary School
  • SWS Montessori School

Arts and culture[edit]

Palos Park is home to the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center.

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