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Palatine is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Palatine. For links to other places called Palatine, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Palatine is 42.110N. The longitude is -88.034W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,848.


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Median household income
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$63,321
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palatine demographic reports
Palatine is on Salt Creek.
Most of the village growth came after World War II.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Palatine Historical Society and Museum, George S. Clayson House
Colleges and universities: William Rainey Harper College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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20% of Palatine residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palatine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palatine was $30,661, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Palatine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palatine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $817.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,553.


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Libraries in Palatine include Palatine Public Library, Rand Road Branch ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palatine political report.

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The average commute time for Palatine workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palatine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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