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0.18% decline
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1.71% growth
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0.09% growth
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1.93% decline


The economy of Palos Heights, IL employs 5,419 people. The economy of Palos Heights, IL is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Educational Services; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 1.98; 1.81; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Palos Heights, IL are Educational Services (914), Healthcare & Social Assistance (597), and Finance & Insurance (512), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($73,750), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($67,292), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,474).

Median household income in Palos Heights, IL is $80,077. Males in Palos Heights, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Palos Heights, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Palos Heights, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Palos Heights, IL is home to a population of 12,544 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Palos Heights, IL is composed of 11,367 White residents (90.6%), 509 Hispanic residents (4.06%), 258 Black residents (2.06%), 241 Asian residents (1.92%), and 157 Two+ residents (1.25%). The most common foreign languages in Palos Heights, IL are Polish (425 speakers), Spanish (373 speakers), and Greek (262 speakers), but compared to other places, Palos Heights, IL has a relative high number of Greek (262 speakers), Polish (425 speakers), and Other Indo-European (141 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Palos Heights, IL awarded 388 degrees. The student population of Palos Heights, IL is skewed towards females, with 127 male students and 261 female students. Most students in Palos Heights, IL are White (300 and 77.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 8.51%), Black or African American (21 and 5.41%), and Asian (10 and 2.58%). The largest universities in Palos Heights, IL by number of graduates are Trinity Christian College (388 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Palos Heights, IL are Elementary Education & Teaching (47 and 12.1%), Registered Nursing (39 and 10.1%), and General Psychology (32 and 8.25%). The median tuition costs in Palos Heights, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,200 and $27,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Palos Heights, IL is $275,000, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $280,400 to $275,000, a 1.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Palos Heights, IL is 93.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Palos Heights, IL have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palos Heights, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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