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Population (year 2000): 17,081. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,387 (-4.1% change)
Males: 8,692 (50.9%), Females: 8,389 (49.1%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $55,641 (year 2000)
Median house value: $243,300 (year 2000)

Prospect Heights, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Prospect Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.2%)
  • Hispanic (27.6%)
  • Other race (13.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Asian Indian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (20.9%), German (20.3%), Irish (8.8%), Italian (7.0%), English (4.6%), Swedish (2.6%).

New! Heights, Illinois forum

Elevation: 668 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Prospect

For population 25 years and over in Prospect Heights

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prospect Heights city

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

37.5% Foreign born (20.7% Latin America, 12.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,556 (+10.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Prospect, IL (2.8 miles Mount pop. 56,265).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (25.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Wheeling, (1.8 miles Prospect, IL (2.8 miles Mount Heights, IL (3.7 miles Arlington Grove, IL (4.8 miles Buffalo IL (5.0 miles Riverwoods, Plaines, IL Des (5.3 miles IL Northbrook, (6.2 miles IL Lincolnshire, (6.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $303,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $300,100
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $325,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $416,800

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 87.93 W


Prospect Heights, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.8%), Educational,health and social services (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,917 (-22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 712 (8.2%)


 

Crime in Prospect Heights by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 1 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 11.7 0.0 5.9 0.0 11.7
Rapes 2 1 3 6 3 7
    per 100,000 11.7 5.9 17.6 35.1 17.6 41.0
Robberies 8 5 10 7 10 3
    per 100,000 46.8 29.3 58.5 41.0 58.5 17.6
Assaults 16 17 7 13 7 10
    per 100,000 93.7 99.5 41.0 76.1 41.0 58.5
Burglaries 46 50 42 36 42 44
    per 100,000 269.3 292.7 245.9 210.8 245.9 257.6
Thefts 244 256 224 269 224 177
    per 100,000 1428.5 1498.7 1311.4 1574.8 1311.4 1036.2
Auto thefts 30 29 25 42 25 30
    per 100,000 175.6 169.8 146.4 245.9 146.4 175.6
127.5 136.8 114.2 144.8 114.2 118.6


Average climate in Prospect Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Prospect Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Prospect Heights city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), HSBC Finance CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Prospect Heights:
  • NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)
  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; DES PLAINES, IL)
  • ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prospect Heights:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 26 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 33 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Prospect Heights:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 2 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 10 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak station near Prospect Heights:
  • 9 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.

Local government website:
College/University in Prospect Heights:
  • INTERNATIONAL TEAMS (Location: PO BOX 203; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prospect Heights:
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 14 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 14 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 15 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
Public primary/middle schools in Prospect Heights:
  • MACARTHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 700 N SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ANNE SULLIVAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 700 N SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • DWIGHT D EISENHOWER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 325; Location: 700 SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BETSY ROSS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 700 N SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: PK - 02)
Library in Prospect Heights:
  • PROSPECT HEIGHTS P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,722,403; Location: 12 N. ELM ST.; 91,793 books; 11,527 audio materials; 4,131 video materials; 233 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Prospect Heights: Rob Roy Golf Club (A), Prospect Heights Public Library (B).

Churches in Prospect Heights include: Agape Presbyterian Church (A), Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (B), Prospect Christian Church (C), Prospect Heights Community Church (D), Hebron Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Hilary's Episcopal Church (F).

Parks in Prospect Heights include: Muir Park (1), Lions Park (2), Jaycee Park (3), Country Garden Park (4), Isaak Walton Park (5), Roth Park (6), Somerset Park (7), Kiwanis Park (8), Willow Trails Park (9).


Prospect Heights 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.

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Prospect Heights:
  • 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 Prospect Heights:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, 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)
  • 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)

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