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Encyclopedia > Palos Heights, Illinois
Palos Heights, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1959.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township Worth, Palos
Government Mayor-council
Mayor Robert Straz
Population (2000) 11,260 (down 1.90% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,150.1/km² (2,978.6/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60463
Area code 708
Land area 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $32,895
Household: $69,907
Home value Mean:    $226,555 (2000)
Median: $210,500
Website www.palosheights.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
96.39% {{{black}}}% 1.43% 2.06% 0.00% 0.09% 0.25%

Palos Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,260 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 12,561 in 2005. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB) Summary Location of Palos Heights in Chicagoland. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Worth Township is a township in Cook County, Illinois, United States to the southwest of Chicago. ... Palos Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The percent sign. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Mr. ... NANPA redirects here. ... Area code 708 covers western and southern Cook County and eastern and southern Will County in Illinois. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... USD redirects here. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... A real estate appraisal is a service performed, by an appraiser, that develops an opinion of value based upon the highest and best use of real property. ... In mathematics, an average or central tendency of a set (list) of data refers to a measure of the middle of the data set. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... In probability theory and statistics, a median is a type of average that is described as the number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Palos Heights is located at 41°39′55″N, 87°47′50″W (41.665332, -87.797201)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²). 9.8 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.33%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the 2000 censusGR2, there were 11,561 people, 4,123 households, and 3,133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,150.1/km² (2,978.6/mi²). There were 4,268 housing units at an average density of 435.9/km² (1,129.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.44% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.06% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... For the ethnic group, see White people. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


The top five ancentries reported in Palos Heights as of the 2000 census were Irish (27.2%), German (20.5%), Polish (14.1%), Italian (10.5%) and Dutch (9.1%).[1]


There were 4,123 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $69,907, and the median income for a family was $81,100. Males had a median income of $61,786 versus $37,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,895. About 2.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Palos Heights is divided between three congressional districts. Most of the city, including all the area in Worth Township, is in Illinois' 1st congressional district; most of the area in Palos Township, excepting some of the southern portions (generally south of 131st Street) are in the 3rd district; an area under 1/20 mi² northeast of 131st Street and 80th Avenue, along with a small area around Palos Community Hospital, is in the 13th district. The City Council is made up on 8 aldermen from wards: Alderman Jeff Prestinario and Jean Gnap (1st Ward) Robert "Bob" Basso and Jack Clifford (2nd Ward) Alan Fulkerson and Dolores Kramarski 3rd Ward) Mike McGrogan and Art Phillips (4th Ward) The City Administrator is Dan Nisavic. Worth Township is a township in Cook County, Illinois, United States to the southwest of Chicago. ... Illinois First Congressional District since 2003 The First Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district in the state of Illinois that includes part of Cook County. ... Palos Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Third Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County, and is currently represented by Democrat Dan Lipinski; the district was previously represented by his father Bill Lipinski. ... Illinoiss 13th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that represents the southwest suburbs of Chicago, including portions of the Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. ...


Schools

The schools in Palos Heights include Alan B. Shepard High School, Independence Junior High, Trinity Christian College and Chicago Christian High School. Other schools include Navajo, Chipewa, Palos East, Palos West, Indian Hill, Palos South Middle School and St. Alexander [1]. Additionally Elim Christian Services offers a school for those with special needs. Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. ... Trinity Christian College is a liberal arts college loosely affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America and located in Palos Heights, Illinois. ... Elim Christian Services, is a Christian ministry, based in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, that equips individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest potential, primarily through a Christian special education program, a vocational and day program for adults with disabilities, a childrens residential program, and an outreach program...


History

In 1965 a group of scholars met in Palos Heights to discuss the need for a contemporary translation of the Holy Bible. The necessity of the project was agreed upon, and shortly thereafter, the New International Version (NIV) was initiated in Palos Heights. The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ... The New International Version (NIV) is an English translation of the Christian Bible which is the most popular of the modern translations of the Bible made in the twentieth century. ...


References

  1. ^ Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Palos Heights, IllinoisPDF (38.8 KiB). U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-04-14.

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Coordinates: 41.665332° N 87.797201° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Palos Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
The population was 11,260 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 12,561 in 2005.
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