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Palos is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Palos. For links to other places called Palos, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palos is 41.684N. The longitude is -87.853W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 53,419.
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15% of Palos residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palos was $27,755, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Palos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $669. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,444.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palos political report.
The average commute time for Palos workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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