Palos Heights, IL Population

Population: 11,260. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,561 (+11.6% change)
Males: 5,214 (46.3%), Females: 6,046 (53.7%)

Cook County

Zip code: 60463

Median resident age: 46.8 years
Median household income: $69,907
Median house value: $219,500

Races in Palos Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.3%), German (20.6%), Polish (14.2%), Italian (10.5%), Dutch (9.2%), English (6.4%).

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palos Heights

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palos Heights city

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

6.4% Foreign born (3.8% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-1.3%).

Hospital/medical center in Palos Heights:

  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (12251 SOUTH 80TH AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palos Heights:

  • EHS CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; OAK LAWN, IL)
  • OAK FOREST HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; OAK FOREST, IL)
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 7 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palos Heights:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 22 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 28 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palos Heights:

  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 8 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 14 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; Abbreviation: C18)
  • HOWELL-NEW LENOX (about 16 miles; NEW LENOX, IL; Abbreviation: 1C2)
Amtrak stations near Palos Heights:

  • 9 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
College/University in Palos Heights:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 784; Location: 6601 W COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trnty.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palos Heights:

  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,536)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,004)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CICERO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,085)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 14 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,942)
Public high school in Palos Heights:

  • A B SHEPARD HIGH SCH (CAMPUS) (Students: 1,762; Location: 13049 S RIDGELAND AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Palos Heights:

  • SOUTHWEST CHICAGO CHRISIAN SCH (Students: 1,237; Location: 12001 OAK PARK; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palos Heights:

  • PALOS EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 663; Location: 7700 W 127TH ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • CHIPPEWA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 12425 S AUSTIN AVE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • INDEPENDENCE JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 6610 W HIGHLAND DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NAVAJO HEIGHTS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 12401 S OAK PARK AVE; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • INDIAN HILL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 12800 S AUSTIN AVE; Grades: PK – PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Palos Heights:

  • ST ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 462; Location: 12559 S 71ST AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • INCARNATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 325; Location: 5705 WEST 127TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • STONE CHURCH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 248; Location: 6330 W 127TH ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ELIM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 13020 S CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • SANDBOX LEARNING CENTER (Students: 160; Location: 12832 S RIDGELAND; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PALOS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 12428 S 71ST CT; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Palos Heights:

  • PALOS HEIGHTS P.L. (Operating income: $800,689; Location: 12501 S. 71ST AVENUE; 56,360 books; 2,011 audio materials; 2,324 video materials; 198 serial subscriptions)

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