Palatine is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 67,482 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Palatine is the 18th largest community in Illinois.
Palatine real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Palatine house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palatine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palatine is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palatine who work in management occupations (13.46%), sales jobs (12.08%), and office and administrative support (10.46%).
Also of interest is that Palatine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Palatine’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One downside of living in Palatine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palatine, the average commute to work is 30.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Palatine is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Palatine area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Palatine is a pretty powerful place. 50.02% of the adults in Palatine have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Palatine in 2018 was $43,958, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,832 for a family of four. However, Palatine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palatine is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Palatine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palatine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Palatine also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palatine include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Palatine's cultural character, accounting for 26.44% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Palatine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.