Palos Heights demographics profile

StatisticPalos HeightsIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)3,32222291
Median age52.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)69%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1826%44%43%
Speak English86%77%79%
Speak Spanish3%13%13%
Palos Heights, IL has a population of 12,544 and is the 3,299th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,322 per sq mi which is 1395% higher than the Illinois average and 3567% higher than the national average. The median age in Palos Heights is 53 which is approximately 41% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Palos Heights, 69% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 86% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 80% of Palos Heights residents were born in Illinois, 12% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Palos Heights is 1395% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Palos Heights is 41% higher than Illinois.
  • In Palos Heights 94.10% of the population is White.
  • In Palos Heights 2.06% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Palos Heights 1.92% of the population is Asian.

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Palos Heights population breakdown by race

RacePalos HeightsIllinoisNational
Black or African American2.06%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.17%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.32%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.44%5.86%4.75%
In Palos Heights, 4.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Palos Heights, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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