Palos Hills has the 1708th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Palos Hills is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Palos Hills is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Palos Hills is $195,100, which is above the national average. 21% of workers in Palos Hills hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Palos Hills. 62% of Palos Hills workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Palos Hills spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.