Palos Heights, Illinois Population 2022

11,978
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Palos Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Palos Heights has a 2020 population of 11,978. Palos Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -0.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,068 in 2010.

The average household income in Palos Heights is $115,661 with a poverty rate of 5.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,362 per month, and the median house value is $295,100. The median age in Palos Heights is 52.1 years, 48.4 years for males, and 54.2 years for females.

Palos Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palos Heightswas:

  • White: 92.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.04%
  • Asian: 1.40%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Palos Heights, Illinois is 11,978 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,068.

Palos Heights, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,48692.18%
Black or African American2542.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native610.49%
Asian1741.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.03%
Some Other Race1170.94%
Two or More Races3642.92%
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Palos Heights Population by Race

Palos Heights Population Pyramid 2022

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Palos Heights Median Age

51.7


Total

49.2


Male

55.2


Female

Palos Heights Adults

There are 10,299 adults, (3,784 of whom are seniors) in Palos Heights.

Palos Heights Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

58.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Palos Heights Sex Ratio

Female

6,261

50.25%

Male

6,199

49.75%

Palos Heights Population by Age

Palos Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palos Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96.5%3.5%
All94.4%5.6%
Non Family90.4%9.6%
Female90%10%

94.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palos Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6252.5594.4
Married2,8892.9996.5
Male1003.61100
Female4183.190
Non Family1,2181.2390.4

2.98

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Palos Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1321.41%
9th to 12th Grade2322.47%
High School Graduate2,30824.57%
Some College1,97521.03%
Associates Degree6897.34%
Bachelors Degree2,35125.03%
Graduate Degree1,70618.16%
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Palos Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palos Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian140133119
2+ Races11310191
Other Race939355
Hispanic514514272
White8,4688,1353,584
Black20719582
Native American6161

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.00%.

Palos Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,067$66,450$47,681
Less Than 9th Grade$57,850$$
High School Graduate$50,793$60,040$24,427
Some College$48,650$67,292$30,810
Bachelors Degree$60,021$62,346$52,689
Graduate Degree$69,476$77,500$63,542

$57,067

Average Earnings

$66,450

Average Male

$47,681

Average Female

Palos Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palos Heights Language by Age

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Palos Heights Language

83.92% of Palos Heights residents speak only English, while 16.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.32% of the population.

Palos Heights Language

Palos Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,5036596.27%
Black8655.81%
Asian13910.72%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic994101.01%

5.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.02%

Male Poverty Rate

5.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palos Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palos Heights is White, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palos Heights is Hispanic, with 1.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.75%.

Palos Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0.34%
High School3.70%
Some College9.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Palos Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.93%
Male Unemployed38.04%
Female Employed1.54%
Female Unemployed7.14%

Palos Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palos Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,995$116,615
Families$105,134$130,414
Married Families$117,015-
Non Families$60,682$72,130
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Income by Household Type

Palos Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Palos Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Palos Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palos Heights Marital Status by Race

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Palos Heights Marital Status

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662

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War30
First Gulf War50
Vietnam251
Korea100
World War II15

Palos Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5466
55 to 6460
65 to 74200
75+336

Palos Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6156.43%
Black3212.60%
Native American914.75%
Asian63.45%
Hispanic91.56%

Palos Heights Veterans by Race

Palos Heights Veterans by Education

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6.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palos Heights Veterans by Education

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Palos Heights Employment by Age

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Palos Heights Employment by Race

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Palos Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.24%

Born in Palos Heights

91.40%

Native Born

8.60%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

7.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.40% of Palos Heights residents were born in the United States, with 82.24% having been born in Illinois. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Palos Heights Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19603,7750.00%
19709,9156,14010.14%
198011,0961,1811.13%
199011,4783820.34%
200011,260-218-0.19%
201012,5151,2551.06%
201112,470-45-0.36%
201212,425-45-0.36%
201312,380-45-0.36%
201412,335-45-0.36%
201512,290-45-0.36%
201612,245-45-0.37%
201712,200-45-0.37%
201812,155-45-0.37%
201912,110-45-0.37%
202012,068-42-0.35%
202112,023-45-0.37%
202211,978-45-0.37%

Palos Heights Population by Year