Palos Park, Illinois

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Palos Park, Illinois
Village
Location of Palos Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Palos Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667
Country United States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipPalos
Incorporated1914
Government
 • TypeCommission
 • MayorJohn Mahoney
 • Other CommissionersG. Darryl Reed
Nicole Milovich-Walters
Dan Polk
Area
 • Total4.35 sq mi (11.28 km2)
 • Land4.31 sq mi (11.16 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  1.01%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,847
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
4,838
 • Density1,122.25/sq mi (433.35/km2)
 Up 3.37% from 2000
Standard of living
 • Median home value$431,600[3]
ZIP code(s)
60464, 60465
Area code(s)708
Geocode57407
FIPS code17-57407
Websitewww.palospark.org
Demographics (2010)[4]
White Black Asian
95.2% 0.8% 1.7%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.00% 0.1% 2.2% 4.1%

Palos Park is a village in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,847 at the 2010 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

Palos Park is located at 41°39′56″N 87°50′12″W / 41.66556°N 87.83667°W / 41.66556; -87.83667 (41.665682, -87.836633).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Palos Park has a total area of 3.973 square miles (10.29 km2), of which 3.93 square miles (10.18 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 0.043 square miles (0.11 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920240
193045690.0%
194059630.7%
195085443.3%
19602,169154.0%
19703,29752.0%
19803,150−4.5%
19904,19933.3%
20004,68911.7%
20104,8473.4%
Est. 20164,838[2]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the 2010 US Census,[8] there village had a population of 4,847, and 2,093 housing units; the racial makeup of the village was 95.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population. Foreign-born residents made up 10% of the population.

There were 1,970 households out of which 21% had children under the age of 18 living with them, while 46% had at least one person over 65 in residence.

The village median age was 51.3 years, with 18% of the population below the age of 18, while 28% was over the age of 65.

As of 2017, the median income for a household in the village was $84,609, and the median income for a family was $112,330. About 1.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.[9]

Government[edit]

The Village Council is composed of John Mahoney (Mayor), James Pavlatos (Commissioner of Accounts & Finances), Nicole Milovich-Walters (Commissioner of Streets & Public Improvements), Dan Polk (Commissioner of Police and Public Safety), and G. Darryl Reed (Commissioner of Building and Public Property).[10] Marie Arrigoni is the elected Clerk.

At the federal level, Palos Park is in the Illinois 3rd congressional district. At the state level, it is divided among the 14th, 18th, and 41st Illinois Senate districts and the 26th, 35th, and 82nd Illinois House districts.

Education[edit]

Residents in eastern portions are in Palos School District 118:[11]

  • Palos South Middle School [1]
  • Palos East Elementary School (in Palos Heights)
  • Palos West Elementary School

High school students in eastern portions are served by Consolidated High School District 230's Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.[12][13]

Southwest Suburban Montessori School is located in Palos Park.[14]

Palos Park Public Library was founded in 1936 and has been part of the village government since 1945.[15]

Transportation[edit]

Palos Park has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides rail service to Chicago's Union Station on weekdays and Saturdays.[16]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Selected Housing Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP04): Palos Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Palos Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Community Facts". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  9. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  10. ^ "Palos Park, IL". www.palospark.org. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  11. ^ "Approved 2016-2017 Boundaries" (Archive). Palos School District 118. Retrieved on January 20, 2017. Linked from: "2016-2017 Boundary Information."
  12. ^ "Attendance Areas." Consolidated High School District 230. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Zoning Map. Palos Park, Illinois. Retrieved on January 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "Our Location". Palos Park, Illinois: Southwest Suburan Montessori School. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  15. ^ "Our History". Palos Park, Illinois: Palos Park Public Library. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  16. ^ "Metra SouthWest Schedule" (PDF). Metra. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  17. ^ Janega, James (2000-05-13). "Jane Barnes, 74, former legislator". Chicago Tribune (online ed.). Retrieved 2019-03-07.

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