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Palos Hills
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Palos Hills is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 17,318. Palos Hills is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Palos Hills offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palos Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Palos Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palos Hills are highly rated.

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About Palos Hills...
Population
17,318

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Palos Hills Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    87.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    5.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    110.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    472.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Palos Hills

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,143
National
$62,843

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