Palos Hills, Illinois

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Palos Hills, Illinois
City
City of Palos Hills
Park in Palos Hills, Illinois
Park in Palos Hills, Illinois
Official seal of Palos Hills, Illinois
Seal
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
Country United 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
 (2010)
 • Total17,484
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
17,060
 • Density4,017.90/sq mi (1,551.21/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
Geocode57394
FIPS code17-57394
Websitewww.paloshillsweb.org
Demographics (2010)[3]
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 city was established in 1958 and had reached a population of 17,484 in the 2010 census.[3] It is the home of Moraine Valley Community College as well as Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19603,766
19706,62976.0%
198016,654151.2%
199017,8036.9%
200017,665−0.8%
201017,484−1.0%
2019 (est.)17,060[2]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] 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%).[7]

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 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.

  • Mayor Gerald R. Bennett
  • City Clerk Rudy Mulderink
  • City Treasurer Kenneth Nolan.

Aldermen:

  • Ward 1: Martin Kleefisch and Michael Price
  • Ward 2: Pauline Stratton and Mark Brachman
  • Ward 3: A.J. Pasek and Michael Lebarre
  • Ward 4: Joseph Marrotta and Phil Abed
  • Ward 5: Dawn Nowak and Donna O'Connel [8]

North Palos Fire Protection District operates Station 1 and Station 2 in Palos Hills.[9][10]

Education[edit]

Elementary school districts serving Palos Hills:

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School of the Consolidated High School District 230 serves Palos Hills.[12]

Moraine Valley Community College is the area community college.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Palos Hills city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Government". City of Palos Hills.
  9. ^ "Station 1." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "10629 So. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  10. ^ "Station 2." North Palos Fire Protection District. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. "8913 W. 95th St. Palos Hills, IL 60465"
  11. ^ "Boundary Change Presentation Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Palos School District 118. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. p. 6-8/12.
  12. ^ "Attendance Areas Archived February 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Consolidated High School District 230. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.

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