Palos Park, IL
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Palos Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,826 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 (13.70%), healthcare (13.61%), and office and administrative support (12.35%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.24 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Palos Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.23% of adults in Palos Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.