Palos Heights, IL
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Palos Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,545 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Palos Heights is the 194th largest community in Illinois.

Palos Heights real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Palos Heights house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Palos Heights is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palos Heights is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palos Heights who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), management occupations (15.44%), and sales jobs (12.95%).

Because of many things, Palos Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palos Heights a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palos Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palos Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Palos Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palos Heights, the average commute to work is 33.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Palos Heights, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Palos Heights is a relatively small city. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Palos Heights are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.94% of adults in Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights in 2010 was $41,864, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,456 for a family of four.

The people who call Palos Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palos Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palos Heights include German, Polish, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Palos Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.