Information About Palatine

The total estimated population is 74,788. Density is average at 3,719 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 62,733; Asian: 5,438; Black: 1,543; Two or More Races: 1,350; American Indian: 176; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 32; Other Race: 3,516; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 9,948 (13%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 64,840 (87%)

There are 15,686 foreign born residents, of which 35.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 5,739; India: 1,493; Poland: 1,178; Philippines: 625; Pakistan: 559; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 556; Korea: 484; U.S. Born: This State: 43,407; Midwest: 7,113; Northeast: 3,210; South: 2,643; West: 1,868;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Palatine Most Common US Birthplaces in Palatine

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 7,713 married couples with children and 1,627 single-parent households (382 men, 1,245 women).

The median household income is $63,179 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Palatine: $63,179;

5% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; Palatine: 5%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 33,604; Government: 3,611; Self-employed: 1,914; Unpaid family work: 60; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 18,499; Sales and office: 12,428; Professional and related: 10,071; Management, business, and financial operations: 8,428; Office and administrative support: 6,856; Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers: 5,553;

Work Types in Palatine Common Occupations in Palatine

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 33,059; Car or truck (carpooled): 3,887; Public transportation: 2,001; Worked at home: 1,145; Walked: 570; Bicycle: 157; Motorcycle: 18;

Transportation to work methods in Palatine

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Palatine.

There are 29,681 housing units, of which 17,926 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 20,454; Renter: 8,511; Vacant: 716; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 16,277; Not Mortgaged: 4,177;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Palatine

The median single family home value is $191,400.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Palatine: $1,528;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Palatine: $811;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 844; 1940 to 1949: 914; 1950 to 1959: 2,864; 1960 to 1969: 4,620; 1970 to 1979: 9,468; 1980 to 1989: 7,136; 1990 to 1994: 1,974; 1995 to 1998: 1,555; 1999 to March 2000: 306;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 0.8% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 23,986; Electricity: 4,531; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 189; Other: 161;

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