Palatine is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 68,053 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.
Palatine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.77%), sales jobs (12.45%), and office and administrative support (11.31%).
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.
Palatine’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
In Palatine, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
The citizens of Palatine are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.56% of adults in Palatine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palatine in 2010 was $41,227, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,908 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 20.37% 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 26.57% 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.