Palos Park, IL

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Population

4,909

0.507% decline

Median Age

51.3


Median Household Income

$84,609

9.45% growth

Poverty Rate

3.36%


Number of Employees

2,226

4.9% growth

Median Property Value

$388,400

4.69% growth

About

In 2017, Palos Park, IL had a population of 4.91k people with a median age of 51.3 and a median household income of $84,609. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palos Park, IL declined from 4,934 to 4,909, a -0.507% decrease and its median household income grew from $77,304 to $84,609, a 9.45% increase.

The population of Palos Park, IL is 85.9% White Alone, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.36% Two or More Races. 13.5% of the people in Palos Park, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Palos Park, IL is $388,400, and the homeownership rate is 86.8%. Most people in Palos Park, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Palos Park, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Palos Park, IL employs 2.23k people. The largest industries in Palos Park, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (423 people), Manufacturing (304 people), and Retail Trade (202 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($82,697), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,426), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,664).

Median household income in Palos Park, IL is $84,609. Males in Palos Park, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Palos Park, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,609

2017 value

± $14,964

9.45%

1 Year Growth

± 17.7%

Households in Palos Park, IL have a median annual income of $84,609, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,304 in 2016, which represents a 9.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Palos Park, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Palos Park, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Palos Park, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palos Park, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8238.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palos Park, IL was Census Tract 8238.01 with a value of $73,477, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palos Park, IL (163 out of 4.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    160 ± 84

  2. Black

    3 ± 53

  3. Hispanic

    1 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palos Park, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.23k

2017 Value

± 290

4.9%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palos Park, IL grew at a rate of 4.9%, from 2.12k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palos Park, IL, are Management Occupations (305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (275 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (264 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palos Park, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palos Park, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (275 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Palos Park, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.51 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.46 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palos Park, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($147,125), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($145,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($124,896).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.23k

2017 Value

± 290

4.9%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palos Park, IL grew at a rate of 4.9%, from 2.12k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palos Park, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (423 people), Manufacturing (304 people), and Retail Trade (202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palos Park, IL, though some of these residents may live in Palos Park, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Palos Park, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (423 people), Manufacturing (304 people), and Retail Trade (202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Palos Park, IL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.1 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.97 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palos Park, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($82,697), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,426), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,664).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.8% of the population of Palos Park, IL has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 3.96% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 0.413% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Palos Park, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Palos Park, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.18%

Uninsured

56.9%

Employer Coverage

3.96%

Medicaid

21.2%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

0.413%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palos Park, IL declined by 25.8% from 4.28% to 3.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palos Park, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Palos Park, IL is home to a population of 4.91k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.57% of Palos Park, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Palos Park, IL is composed of 4.22k White Alone residents (85.9%), 532 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.8%), 67 Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 53 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 42 Black or African American Alone residents (0.856%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Palos Park, IL are Arabic (123 speakers), Other Indo-European Languages (91 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (88 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Palos Park, IL was 51.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Palos Park, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Palos Park, IL residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.57% of Palos Park, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palos Park, IL was 8.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Palos Park, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Palos Park, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Palos Park, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palos Park, IL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.22k ± 332

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    532 ± 332

  3. Two or More Races

    67 ± 70.7

In 2017, there were 7.92 times more White Alone residents (4.22k people) in Palos Park, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Hispanic or Latino and 67 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Palos Park, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Arabic

    123 speakers (2.62%)

  2. Other Indo-European Languages

    91 speakers (1.94%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    88 speakers (1.87%)

13.5% of Palos Park, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Palos Park, IL was Arabic. 2.62% of the overall population of Palos Park, IL are native Arabic speakers. 1.94% speak Other Indo-European Languages and 1.87% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    149 ± 75

  2. Korea

    81 ± 41

  3. World War II

    28 ± 26

Palos Park, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palos Park, IL was $388,400 in 2017, which is 1.78 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $371,000 to $388,400, a 4.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Palos Park, IL is 86.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palos Park, IL have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palos Park, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$84,609

Median Household Income

± $14,964

1.96k

Number of Households

± 275

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.96k households in Palos Park, IL grew to $84,609 from the previous year's value of $77,304.

The following chart displays the households in Palos Park, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$388,400

2017 Median

± $34,720

$371,000

2016 Median

± $28,877

In 2017, the median property value in Palos Park, IL grew to to $388,400 from the previous year's value of $371,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palos Park, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palos Park, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Palos Park, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palos Park, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

86.8%

2017 Homeownership

87.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.8% of the housing units in Palos Park, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 87.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palos Park, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palos Park, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palos Park, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palos Park, IL have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Palos Park, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Public Transit

    5.85%

  3. Carpooled

    4.31%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palos Park, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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