Palos Heights, Illinois Population 2021

12,352
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Palos Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,352, it is the 192nd largest city in Illinois and the 2662nd largest city in the United States . Palos Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -1.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,515 in 2010. Palos Heights reached it's highest population of 12,623 in 2013. Spanning over 4 miles, Palos Heights has a population density of 3,273 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palos Heights is $115,661 with a poverty rate of 5.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,322 per month, and the median house value is $282,100. 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 Heights was:

  • White: 92.50%
  • Black or African American: 2.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.00%
  • Asian: 1.82%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Palos Heights, Illinois is 12,352 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,604.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,515.

Palos Heights, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,54492.50%
Black or African American2632.11%
Two or More Races2502.00%
Asian2271.82%
Some Other Race1281.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.03%
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Palos Heights Population by Race

Palos Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Palos Heights Median Age

52.1


Total

48.4


Male

54.2


Female

Palos Heights Adults

There are 10,245 adults, (3,671 of whom are seniors) in Palos Heights.

Palos Heights Age Dependency

89.8

Age Dependency Ratio

55.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Palos Heights Sex Ratio

Female

6,543

52.43%

Male

5,937

47.57%

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%
Non Family96.1%3.9%
Married95.4%4.6%
All95.2%4.8%
Female89.8%10.3%

95.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palos Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7062.5195.2
Married2,8103.0295.4
Non Family1,3811.1896.1
Female4003.2689.8
Male1153.51100

3.03

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Palos Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1591.70%
9th to 12th Grade2382.54%
High School Graduate2,29224.49%
Some College1,74518.65%
Associates Degree7247.74%
Bachelors Degree2,53327.07%
Graduate Degree1,66717.81%
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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
White8,4458,1033,729
Hispanic424403217
Black21620989
Asian169161139
Other Race1089257
2+ Races775848
Native American6464

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 82.25%.

Palos Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,445$64,273$46,921
Less Than 9th Grade$55,458$$
High School Graduate$50,500$54,403$36,705
Some College$38,300$60,966$23,902
Bachelors Degree$54,825$75,208$48,676
Graduate Degree$69,167$90,139$63,477

$54,445

Average Earnings

$64,273

Average Male

$46,921

Average Female

Palos Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palos Heights Language by Age

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Palos Heights Language

87.39% of Palos Heights residents speak only English, while 12.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.88% of the population.

Palos Heights Language

Palos Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6955775.40%
Hispanic679202.95%
Black1011716.83%

5.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.89%

Male Poverty Rate

5.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palos Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palos Heights is Black, with 16.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palos Heights is Hispanic, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.08%.

Palos Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College6.58%
High School5.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.72%
Less Than 9th Grade0.65%

Palos Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed8.13%
Female Employed1.95%
Male Employed1.46%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Palos Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palos Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$89,286$115,661
Families$107,072$135,637
Married Families$118,433-
Non Families$48,016$63,364
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Income by Household Type

Palos Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

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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661

Number of Veterans

661

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam280
Korea112
World War II63
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War10

Palos Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+341
65 to 74208
55 to 6462
35 to 5450
18 to 34

Palos Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6166.49%
Black3212.50%
Hispanic71.46%
Native American710.94%
Asian62.84%

Palos Heights Veterans by Race

Palos Heights Veterans by Education

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5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palos Heights Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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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81.59%

Born in Palos Heights

91.71%

Native Born

8.29%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

7.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.71% of Palos Heights residents were born in the United States, with 81.59% having been born in Illinois. 1.13% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,352-84-0.68%
202012,436-84-0.67%
201912,520-84-0.67%
201812,6042291.85%
201712,375-100-0.80%
201612,475-79-0.63%
201512,554-57-0.45%
201412,611-12-0.10%
201312,623190.15%
201212,604350.28%
201112,569460.37%
201012,5231,2631.07%
200011,260-218-0.19%
199011,4783820.34%
198011,0961,1811.13%
19709,9156,14010.14%
19603,7750.00%

Palos Heights Population by Year