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Palos Heights, IL
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Palos Heights profile

Living in Palos Heights

Palos Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,632 people and three associated neighborhoods, Palos Heights is the 199th 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Palos Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Palos Heights are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.09% 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 2018 was $53,296, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,184 for a family of four.

Palos Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palos Heights include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.

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