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Palos Heights is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,545. Palos Heights is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Palos Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palos Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Palos Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palos Heights are highly rated.
About Palos Heights...
Population
12,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Palos Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    8.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    88.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    920.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Palos Heights

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,259
National
$55,322
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Palos Heights Reviews

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What I enjoy about the city of Palos Heights is that it is fairly quiet with plenty of small neighborhoods. The population is relatively average with ranging homes at different price points, mostly consisting of town/residential homes. However, the town mainly holds bank or religious structures. Once visiting all the restaurants or features that the town has to offer, it can be quite easy to get bored.
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Palos Heights is a southwest suburb of Chicago. While you can imagine how ritzy some of the suburbs can be, Palos Heights reminds me of a small town and tight-knit community.
There are so many forest preserves that are in Palos Heights and surrounding Cook County, that make this area truly beautiful.
Something that I would like to see change in Palos Heights, is that the city would stop building new places where the forest preserves are.
Nice suburban town that is a short commute to the city. Lots of nature trails nearby like swallow cliff and Lake Katherine. Great family friendly neighborhoods and local restaurants.