Income/capita 46%
Household income 45%
Unemployment 9%
IndexPalos HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$43,635$31,502$29,829
Median household income$80,077$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,000$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$80,208$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$55,945$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$38,353$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level2.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palos Heights is 46% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Palos Heights is 45% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palos Heights is 9% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palos Heights is 83% lower than the national average

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      Palos Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.2%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services9.4%9.5%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%11.3%
      Public administration5.3%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.6%
      Education, health & social services17.2%38.7%

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      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      Palos Heights, IL12,544$80,07745%

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      Palos Heights, IL12,544$80,07745%
      Source: The Palos Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).