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Welcome to Palatine ...

The village of Palatine is located in Cook County<1>.

The location of Palatine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Palatine: PAL-uh-teyen<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palatine has a population of 67,415 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Palatine.

Palatine is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Palatine lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Palatine: (847) and (224)<6>

The ZIP codes for Palatine: 60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094-60095<7>

Websites for Palatine ...

Official Website:   www.palatine.il.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.palatinechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palatine had an population of 67,415 people. This is a decrease of 1.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palatine had a population of 68,557 people. This makes Palatine the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Palatine represents 0.53% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 68,557 people, the population of Palatine increased 4.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 65,479 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palatine.

Communities Also Named Palatine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Palatine - they are located in Kansas, New Jersey and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palatine.

Communities near Palatine ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palatine.

  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Palatine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<9>
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northeast of Palatine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<9>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the east of Palatine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<9>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the south of Palatine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<9>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
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      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the southeast of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<9>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
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      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<9>
    • Wheaton [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheaton
      • Wheaton [DuPage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the south of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<9>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<9>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the east of Palatine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palatine. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palatine.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palatine. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palatine.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palatine. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palatine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palatine ...

Looking for more information about Palatine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palatine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palatine.

Adding Palatine to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palatine in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palatine was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Palatine in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palatine on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Cook County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palatine: www.palatine.il.us/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Palatine. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palatine.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palatine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Palatine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palatine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Palatine includes: 60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094 & 60095.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palatine) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palatine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalatineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palatine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1178, Longitude: -88.0430       In this case, the coordinates for Palatine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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