Palos Park, IL
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Palos Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,778 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Palos Park is the 342nd largest community in Illinois.

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

Palos Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Palos Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palos Park who work in management occupations (13.70%), healthcare (13.61%), and office and administrative support (12.35%).

Palos Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Palos Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Palos Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.24 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.

Even though Palos Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Palos Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Palos Park, 41.23% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Palos Park in 2010 was $48,087, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,348 for a family of four.

Palos Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Palos Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palos Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Palos Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.84% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palos Park include Irish, Polish, German, Italian, and English.

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