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Overview

Introduction to Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois, in Cook county, is 20 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Mount Prospect History

The present day Mount Prospect was first settled by Yankee farmers after 1833. The Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad ran through the village around 1854. The real estate agent, Ezra Carpenter Eggleston, established a four block residential subdivision in 1871. The area was named Mount Prospect by Eggleston. Mount Prospect was incorporated in May 1917 as a village. A local storeowner named William Busse became the first village president.

Mount Prospect and nearby Attractions

  • Dietrich Friedrichs House and Museum
  • Arlington Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Cantigny Park
  • Six Flags Great America

Things To Do In Mount Prospect

In Mount Prospect, you can visit the Evergreen Trails Park, Countryside Park, Fairview Park, East Wedgewood Park, Emerson Park, Lions Park, Gregory Park, and Owen Park. You can also spend your leisure time at Mount Prospect Public Library exploring the history and culture of the village. In addition, Mount Prospect has a number of churches such as Saint John's Episcopal Church, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary, Saint Johns Church, and Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church. The Randhurst Shopping Center, Crystal Court Shopping Center, Golf Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, Colony Square Shopping Center, and United Plaza Shopping Center are also worth visiting.

Mount Prospect Transportation

You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.

Mount Prospect Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by ITT Technical Institute, Oakton Community College, Trinity International University, and William Rainey Harper College.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,552
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+27,906
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married57.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,340
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,135
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$981
Median House Value$296,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34%
Polish18.3%
German16%
Irish12%
Italian9%
English3.4%
Greek2.5%
Swedish1.8%
Czech1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Russian1.1%
Bulgarian1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Romanian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Scottish0.6%
African0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Mount Prospect Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60056
Phone Area Codes224,630,708,773,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-87.93

Mount Prospect Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington Heights75,721$104,329
Des Plaines58,755$80,973
Elk Grove Village33,251$91,980
Prospect Heights16,331$73,565
Rolling Meadows23,377$81,911

Mount Prospect Public Libraries

Mount Prospect Public Library
10 SOUTH EMERSON STREET
Mount Prospect, Illinois
(847) 253-5675

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Mount Prospect Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
300 W Kensington Rd
ZIP: 60056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Park View Montessori School - Mount Prospect
805 Burning Bush Ln
ZIP: 60056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
St Emily Elementary School
1400 E Central Rd
ZIP: 60056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
St Paul Lutheran School
18 S School St
ZIP: 60056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
St Raymond School
300 S Elmhurst Ave
ZIP: 60056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 466
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