Palos Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,736 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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palos Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.82%), sales jobs (14.56%), and office and administrative support (9.44%).
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.
In addition, Palos Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 32.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Palos Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Palos Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.09% 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 2018 was $53,111, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,444 for a family of four.
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 Irish, Polish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.
The most common language spoken in Palos Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Indo-European.