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Village of Palatine

  •   State: 
    Cook County
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    42°07′01″N 88°02′26″W
      Area total: 
    14.28 sq mi (36.98 km²)
      Area land: 
    14.11 sq mi (36.56 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.16 sq mi (0.42 km²)
    741 ft (226 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Palatine, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,811.39 residents per square mile of area (1,857.69/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a northwestern residential suburb of Chicago. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 67,908. Palatine was home to the Cook County Fair from 1914 to 1931. In 2009, residents voted to pass an advisory referendum stating that they would like to secede from Cook County. The town has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s, part of Chicago's growing suburban sprawl. In the early 1990s, the village was sued by atheist activist Rob Sherman over its seal and seal-defaced flag, which had a Christian cross, among other things, inside an outline of an eagle. The village has since been without an official seal or flag, and is Illinois' largest city or village to be so. The French tricolor reflecting the village's sister city relationship with Fontenay-le-Comte, France, has flown at times on the flagpole meant for the village flag outside the village hall. In 1993, a multiple homicide, the Brown's Chicken massacre, received national attention. In 2010, there were 68,557 people, 26,557 of whom were Hispanic/Latino. The most notable exception is Hispanics/Latinos, which can be of any race and assigns them to a separate category. In 2008, Palatin made news by threatening to se Separate fromCook County over the latter's sales tax hike, which is 9.0%. As of 2010 Census, it was the seventh-largest community inCook County and the 18th-largest in Illinois.


Palatine is the primary city name, but also Deer Park, Kildeer are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Village of Palatine. The Village of Palatine was founded in 1866. It was built around a station on the new Chicago and North Western Railway. The town has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s, part of Chicago's growing suburban sprawl. In 2009, residents voted to pass an advisory referendum stating that they would like to secede from Cook County. The French tricolor reflecting the village's sister city relationship with Fontenay-le-Comte, France, has flown at times on the flagpole meant for the village hall. In the early 1990s, the village was sued by atheist activist Rob Sherman over its seal and seal-defaced flag, which had a Christian cross, among other things, inside an outline of an eagle. The village has since been without an official seal or flag, and is Illinois' largest city or village to be so. In 1993, a multiple homicide, the Brown's Chicken massacre, received national attention. The city has been in the process of revitalizing its downtown area since December 1999. It is home to the Cook County Fair, which was held from 1914 to 1931. The fairgrounds are now a subdivision, Fairgrounds Park, whose name pays tribute to Palatin's former fairgrounds. In 2008, Palatina made news by threatening to seale from Cook county over the latter's sales tax hike, which is 9.0%. As a result of this vote, the sales tax is now 8.5%. The town's first suburb-style subdivision was called Palanois Park, built shortly after World War II.


Palatine is in a wooded marshland where several streams rise around the village. Most of these streams meet up with Salt Creek which rises at Wilke Marsh on the village's east side. According to the 2010 census, Palatine has a total area of 13.763 square miles (35.65 km²) of which 98.96% is land and 0.143 sq miles (0.37 km²), or 1.04% is water. The village's shape resembles that of the head of an axe. It has a population of 1,788. It is located at the junction of two streams: Buffalo Creek and McDonald Creek. The town's name is derived from the word "palatine" which means "head" or "axe" in German. It was once known as "Palatina" and means "village of the axe" in the German language. The name is now used as a nickname for the village, and is also used in the U.S. version of the name. The community is now known as the "Town of Palatinate" and is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which was once part of the Illinois River Valley. It also has the name of the town of "Palastine" in French. The city's name means "town of the Axe" and refers to the fact that the village has a shape similar to that of a large axe. The word "Paladine" means "the head" in English.


As of the 2010 census, there were 68,557 people, 26,876 households, and 17,646 families residing in the village. Of the total population, 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. The village is home to a large Sikh gurdwara on its northwest side that is visited by Sikhs from across the country. According to the 2011 American Community Survey, the estimated median income for a household in theVillage was $63,756. The per capita income for the village was $30,049. About 8.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. The US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. The 2020 census will be held on October 1, 2020. The population of the village is expected to rise to 68,500 by the end of the year. It is expected that the village will be included in the U.S. Census for the first time in the 2020 census. The 2010 census estimated the village to have a population of 68,527, with a median age of 36.8 years and a median income of $74,915. The average household size was 2.54, and the average family size was 3.16, with 27.8% of all households made up of individuals living alone, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older.


Weber-Stephen Products, manufacturer of the Weber grill, is headquartered in Palatine. The city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report lists the top employers in the city as: Weber Stephen Products, Palatina's largest employer, and the city's second-largest employer, the city-owned bank, BNP Paribas. According to the report, there are more than 1,000 people living in the town of 2,000 residents. The town has a population of 1,200. The largest employer is Weber Stephen, followed by the city’s largest bank, Bank of Parma, with 1,100 people. The top employer in the City of Palatin is Palatini's largest company, BNPP, with 905 people living there. There are also more than 100 people living outside of the city, according to the city. The number of people who live outside the city is less than 1.5 million, and there are fewer than 2,500 people living within the city limits. The City's unemployment rate is 3.7 per cent, the lowest in the state. The unemployment rate for the city was 3.3 per cent in the year of 2010. The economy is the second-highest in the country, with a growth rate of 1.8 per cent since the start of the year. The highest unemployment rate was 4.4 per cent from 2008 to 2012. The most common cause of unemployment was the high cost of living, which has been blamed on high taxes.

Arts and culture

Palatine is full of Fourth of July events that occur every year. Streetfest is similar to Taste of Chicago, with food vendors and music. Oktoberfest is an all-ages celebration, but Family Day on Saturday morning has activities geared toward younger folks. Palatine has an annual parade and fireworks on the third of July, as well as a carnival that comes into town each year. It is also the home of the Palatiners, a group of German-Americans who live and work in the town. The town also has its own version of the Chicago Cubs hockey team, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Chicago Bears football team. The city also has a number of festivals that take place throughout the year, such as the Chicago Summer Festival and the Illinois State Fair, which takes place in the summer of 2013. It also has several festivals in the fall, including the Chicago State Fair and Chicago Pride, which take place in October and November. The Palatines also have their own annual parade, which occurs on the fourth of July every year, and a fireworks display on the last day of the month, which is on the second day of July. It's the only town in Illinois that has a parade on that day, and it is held every year on the same day as the July 4th fireworks, which are held on the first day of that month. The parade is also held in the same place as the fireworks, so it is a great way to mark the end of the summer.

Parks and recreation

The Palatine Park District serves 85,000 residents. It is governed by five elected park commissioners who oversee a professional staff. The district operates swimming pools at Family Aquatic Center, Birchwood, and Eagle, as well as recreational centers at its Community Center and Falcon Park which opened in January 2010. It also owns Palatina Stables, which is home to approximately 70 horses and is a popular destination for horseback riders and stargazers. It has a community center that opened in 2010 and a park that opened its doors in 2011. It operates a number of community centers, including the Community Center, Falcon Park, and Birchwood Community Center. The park district also operates the Eagle Swim Center and the Eagle Recreation Center, both of which are open to the public. It owns and operates a horse stables in the town of Barrington, which has a population of about 1,000. It was purchased by the district in 1989 and has 70 horses that are used for equestrian events and other activities. It opened a new community center in 2010, which opened the doors to Falcon Park in 2012. The community center also has a swimming pool and a recreational center, which was opened in 2013. It serves a variety of communities, including Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Inverness, Hoffman Estates and Barrington communities. It's home to a community centre that is open year-round and has a pool that opens on the first day of the year on the second floor of the community center.


Palatine operates under the Councilmanager form of local government. Six councilmen are elected from their respective districts, while the entire village elects the Village Clerk and the Mayor. The council then hires a Village Manager to oversee the town's day-to-day operation. The current mayor is Jim Schwantz. The village has a population of 2,000. It is located in the central part of the town. The town is located on the banks of the Ohio River. It has an estimated population of 1,500. It was founded in 1872. The population was 1,000 in 1874. It now has a total of 2.5,000 people. The city's population is 2,200. It had an population of 3,000 when it was first founded. It currently has an average population of 4,000, and an average of 1.6,500 people per year. the village's population was 2,500 in 1876. It's estimated that the population will reach 3,500 by the end of the year. The mayor's office has a budget of $1,500,000 to $3,000 per year, and the village has an unemployment rate of 0.7%. The village's current mayor's salary is $2,000 a year. It also has a village manager, who is paid by the village council. The Village Manager is hired by the council to run the town for the duration of the mayor's term. The Council Manager is paid $50,000 annually.


Palatine is part of Community Consolidated School District 15 for public elementary schools and Township High School District 211 for public high schools. The Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School holds its classes at William Fremd High School. The school serves students in grades preschool through 10. Schools located in Palatine include:Gray M. Sanborn School, Jane Addams School, Lake Louise School, Lincoln School, and Pleasant Hill School. They are part of the Chicago Community Consolidation School District, which also includes the towns of Winnetka, Lisle, and Gary, and the city of Chicago.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Palatine = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 67,908 individuals with a median age of 37.8 age the population grows by 1.14% in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,811.39 residents per square mile of area (1,857.69/km²). There are average 2.62 people per household in the 43,242 households with an average household income of $78,460 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.46%. The number of physicians in Palatine per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Palatine = 36 inches and the annual snowfall = 33 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 68.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $230,770 and home appreciation of -9.91%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,795 per student. There are 16.4 students for each teacher in the school, 930 students for each Librarian and 1718 students for each Counselor. 6.58% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.80% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 15.09% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Palatine's population in Cook County, Illinois of 1,020 residents in 1900 has increased 66,58-fold to 67,908 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.04% female residents and 49.96% male residents live in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 39.00% are single population.

  • 30.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Palatine require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.03% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.63% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.63% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.17% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois, 68.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.93% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.18% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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