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Population (year 2000): 56,265. Estimated population in July 2005: 54,482 (-3.2% change)
Males: 27,972 (49.7%), Females: 28,293 (50.3%)

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Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $57,165 (year 2000)
Median house value: $217,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Mount Prospect:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.8%)
  • Hispanic (11.8%)
  • Asian Indian (5.6%)
  • Other race (4.1%)
  • Korean (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.3%), Polish (16.4%), Irish (13.5%), Italian (11.0%), English (5.6%), Greek (2.9%).

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Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Prospect

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Prospect village

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

26.9% Foreign born (9.4% Asia, 9.3% Europe, 7.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,247 (+6.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (23.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Heights, IL (2.8 miles Prospect Plaines, IL Des (3.3 miles Heights, IL (3.7 miles Arlington IL Wheeling, (4.6 miles Grove Village, IL (6.0 miles Elk Meadows, IL Rolling (6.2 miles IL (6.7 miles Rosemont, Grove, IL (7.2 miles Buffalo


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $246,700
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $315,000
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $335,300

Latitude: 42.07 N, Longitude: 87.94 W


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.7%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.3%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,517 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,191 (14.4%)

Average climate in Mount Prospect, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mount Prospect-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Mount Prospect city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 tornado 15.5 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: ISCO INTERNATIONAL INC (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Prospect:
  • NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)
  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; DES PLAINES, IL)
  • ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Prospect:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 24 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 36 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Prospect:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 4 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 9 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Mount Prospect:
  • 10 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 2 $9,292 $55,752 1 $1,277
Welfare 4 $18,584 $55,752 0 $0
Streets and Highways 22 $120,838 $65,911 2 $2,889
Health 8 $37,315 $55,972 2 $1,397
Police - Other 22 $68,895 $37,579 7 $4,891
Police Protection - Officers 82 $470,198 $68,809 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $96,274 $64,182 9 $5,568
Financial Administration 13 $53,895 $49,749 4 $5,134
Fire - Other 10 $44,763 $53,715 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 17 $80,813 $57,044 1 $1,357
Water Supply 17 $85,812 $60,573 3 $3,199
Natural Resources 10 $50,025 $60,030 0 $0
Firefighters 71 $412,639 $69,741 17 $1,282
Sewerage 5 $28,603 $68,647 0 $0
Totals for Government 301 $1,577,946 $62,908 46 $26,994


College/University in Mount Prospect:
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 416; Location: 1401 Feehanville Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Prospect:
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 11 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 12 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 12 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
Public high school in Mount Prospect:
  • PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,009; Location: 801 W KENSINGTON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Mount Prospect:
  • LINCOLN JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 745; Location: 700 W LINCOLN ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • LIONS PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 300 E COUNCIL TRL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 300 N FAIRVIEW ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIVER TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 1000 N WOLF RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROBERT FROST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 1805 ASPEN DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • INDIAN GROVE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 1340 BURNING BUSH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EUCLID ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 1211 N WHEELING RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HOLMES JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 1900 W LONNQUIST BLV; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROBERT FROST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 1308 S CYPRESS DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN JAY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1835 W PHEASANT TRL; Grades: KG - 05)

Notable locations in Mount Prospect: Old Orchard Country Club (A), Mount Prospect Country Club (B), Mount Prospect Golf Course (C), Mount Prospect Village Hall (D), Mount Prospect Public Library (E), The Moorings Retirement Center (F).

Shopping Centers: Crystal Court Shopping Center (1), Countryside Court Shopping Center (2), Colony Square Shopping Center (3), United Plaza Shopping Center (4), Golf Plaza II Shopping Center (5), Golf Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (6), Shoppers World Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Mount Prospect include: South Community Church (A), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (B), Saint Mark Lutheran Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Saint John's Episcopal Church (E), Christian Life Church (F), Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary (G), Cumberland Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (1).

Parks in Mount Prospect include: Evergreen Trails Park (1), Woodland Trails Park (2), Emerson Park (3), Fairview Park (4), Lions Park (5), East Wedgewood Park (6), Gregory Park (7), Owen Park (8), Countryside Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Mount Prospect compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Prospect:
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Prospect:
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Prospect:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

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