Palos Park, IL


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Palos Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,888 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Palos Park is the 342nd largest community in Illinois.

Palos Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Palos Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages, Palos Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palos Park are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.15%), healthcare (13.11%), and office and administrative support (11.99%).

Of important note, Palos Park is also a village of artists. Palos Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Palos Park’s character.

Also of interest is that Palos Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Palos Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Palos Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Palos Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Palos Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palos Park, the average commute to work is 31.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Palos Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.85% of adults in Palos Park 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 Park in 2010 was $44,951, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,804 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. Important ancestries of people in Palos Park include German, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Palos Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Other Indo-European.