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Palos Hills is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Palos Hills is 41.696N. The longitude is -87.816W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,619.


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Median household income
Local
$52,329
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palos Hills demographic reports
Irish and German immigrants settled in the region during construction of the Illinois & Michigan Canal from 1836-1848.
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "The Lake House"
Colleges and universities: Moraine Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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14% of Palos Hills residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palos Hills ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palos Hills was $25,331, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Palos Hills residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palos Hills, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,283.


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Libraries in Palos Hills include Green Hills Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Palos Hills include Reporter

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

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The average commute time for Palos Hills workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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