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, 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 (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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Palos Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palos Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palos Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palos Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.
In Palos Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Palos Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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.