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Overview

Introduction to Prospect Heights, Illinois

Prospect Heights, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles N of Mount Prospect, Illinois and 21 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area.

Prospect Heights History

The city of Prospect Heights was first settled in in 1935. Prospect Heights was named after Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights, which are both close to the city. On January 31, 1976, the area was incorporated as a city.

Prospect Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Park
  • Wheeling Historical Museum
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • McFetridge Sports Center at California Park
  • Six Flags Great America

Things To Do In Prospect Heights

There are several well maintained parks in Prospect Heights that offer numerous recreational facilities. Among these are Country Gardens, Izaak Walton Park, John Muir Park, Rosemary Roth Park, Somerset Park and Claire Lane Park.

Prospect Heights Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest airport.

Prospect Heights Higher Education

Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College and Trinity International University are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,331
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+8,197
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,224

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,565
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$985
Median House Value$265,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.3%
Polish17.5%
German12.3%
Italian7%
Irish6.5%
English2.8%
Swedish2.3%
Russian1.9%
Scottish1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Greek1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Romanian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Moroccan0.8%
Danishn0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Czech0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
African0.1%
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Prospect Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60070
Phone Area Codes312,630,708,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-87.92

Prospect Heights 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
Distance7.8 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
Distance8.3 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
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington Heights75,721$104,329
Des Plaines58,755$80,973
Mount Prospect54,552$83,135
Palatine69,098$97,352
Rolling Meadows23,377$81,911

Prospect Heights Public Libraries

Prospect Heights Public Library District
12 NORTH ELM STREET
Prospect Heights, Illinois
(847) 259-3500

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Prospect Heights Public Schools

Anne Sullivan Elem School
700 N Schoenbeck Rd
ZIP: 60070
(847) 870-5380
Middle
Total Enrollment 362
Betsy Ross Elem School
700 N Schoenbeck Rd
ZIP: 60070
(847) 870-5151
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Deaf/hard Of Hearing (dist 23)
700 N Schoenbeck Rd
ZIP: 60070
(847) 463-8174
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Dwight D Eisenhower Elem School
700 N Schoenbeck Rd
ZIP: 60070
(847) 870-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Macarthur Middle School
700 N Schoenbeck Rd
ZIP: 60070
(847) 870-5190
Middle
Total Enrollment 508

Prospect Heights Private Schools

Care For Kids
670 N Milwaukee Ave
ZIP: 60070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Jfh Educational Academy West
1001 Oak Ave
ZIP: 60070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Alphonsus Liguori School
411 N Wheeling Rd Frnt 1
ZIP: 60070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
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