Mount Prospect, Illinois
Village of Mount Prospect
Where friendliness is a way of life
|Township||Elk Grove, Wheeling|
|• Mayor||Paul Hoefert|
|• Total||10.76 sq mi (27.86 km2)|
|• Land||10.72 sq mi (27.76 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|• Density||5,303.85/sq mi (2,047.82/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Mount Prospect, Illinois|
Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of downtown Chicago, and approximately 4 miles north of O'Hare International Airport. As of the 2020 census, the village had a total population of 56,852.
Mount Prospect is located at (42.065427, -87.936217).
According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a total area of 10.374 square miles (26.87 km2), of which 10.34 square miles (26.78 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.034 square miles (0.09 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.
|Mount Prospect, Illinois|
|Climate chart (explanation)|
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Mount Prospect lies within the Humid continental climate zone (or Dfa) in the warm summer type. The village experiences warm to hot and humid summers and frigid, snowy winters. The village lies within U.S.D.A Hardiness zone 5b, along the fringe of zone 6a.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||37,355||36,463||68.96%||64.14%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||1,230||1,459||2.27%||2.57%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||47||30||0.09%||0.05%|
|Asian alone (NH)||6,312||8,192||11.65%||14.41%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||11||15||0.02%||0.03%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||66||169||0.12%||0.30%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||738||1,338||1.36%||2.35%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||8,408||9,186||15.52%||16.16%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
As of the census of 2010, there were 54,167 people, 21,836 housing units, and 14,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,310.5 inhabitants per square mile (2,050.4/km2) and the housing unit density was 2,140.8 per square mile (826.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77% White, 11.7% Asian, 2.4% Black, 0.4% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.5% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.5% of the population.
Out of the 21,836 housing units, 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 25% age of 19 and under, 12% from 20 to 29, 14% from 30 to 39, 14% from 40 to 49, 14% from 50 to 59, and 21% who were 60 years of age or older. The median age was 39.7 years. The population consisted of 49.3% males and 50.7% females.
A census survey conducted between 2005 and 2007 estimate the current median income for a family to be $81,574. Males had a median income of $44,585 versus $32,218 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,464. About 3.1% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
In 2008, Mount Prospect was voted the best city in which to raise children.
According to the Village's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||Robert Bosch Tool Corporation||650|
|4||Village of Mount Prospect||380|
|6||Mount Prospect School District 57||293|
|7||Carson Pirie Scott||291|
|8||Jewel-Osco Food Stores||280|
|9||Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care||240|
|10||Prospect High School||220|
Mount Prospect has a number of award-winning[which?] school districts. It has multiple districts that serve the village. Central Mount Prospect is served by Mount Prospect School District 57. North (and somewhat east) Mount Prospect is served by River Trails School District 26. South (and somewhat west) Mount Prospect is served by Elk Grove Community Consolidated School District 59. A very small portion of northern Mount Prospect in its northernmost point is served by Buffalo Grove-Wheeling Community Consolidated District 21. A small part of north central Mount Prospect is also served by Arlington Heights School District 25. A small part of northwest Mount Prospect is served by Prospect Heights School District 23.
Township High School District 214 serves all of Mount Prospect; the town is served by multiple High Schools. Small numbers of students attend Elk Grove High School and Buffalo Grove High School. Prospect High School is the only one located within the village. The two Catholic parochial schools (K-8) located within Mount Prospect are St. Raymond and St. Emily.
The schools that service Mount Prospect are:
Places of interest
Parks and recreation
Multiple park districts serve the town: Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Prospect Heights, and River Trails.
In popular culture
- In the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers (set in Chicago and vicinity), the car the Blues Brothers ride in is described as being bought at auction from the Mount Prospect Police Department.
A Mount Prospect Police cruiser appears in a season 11 episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, as an homage to Blue Brothers.
- John Ankerberg, Christian evangelist.
- Bruce Boxleitner, actor and science-fiction writer, best known for roles in TV series Babylon 5 and Scarecrow and Mrs. King and films Tron and Tron: Legacy; attended Prospect High School
- Ian Brennan, co-creator of Glee and Scream Queens; Prospect High School alumni
- Lee DeWyze, winner of American Idol Season 9; attended Prospect High School
- Thomas C. Kelly, drummer for theChicago Bears & FayRay ; attended Prospect High School
- Brian Gregory, men's basketball coach at University of South Florida, Dayton and Georgia Tech; born in Mount Prospect
- Terry Moran, ABC News Senior National Correspondent; grew up in Mount Prospect and Barrington Hills.
- Dave Kingman, 3-time MLB All-Star outfielder for Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets; attended Prospect High School
- Tom Lundstedt, baseball player, (Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins); attended Prospect High School
- Phil Masi, baseball player (Boston Braves, Chicago White Sox); died in Mount Prospect
- Timothy Miller, director of PR, Columbus Crew SC; attended St. Raymond School
- Jennifer Morrison, actress (House, Once Upon a Time, Star Trek Into Darkness); attended Prospect High School
- Anson Mount, actor
- Pari Pantazopoulos, professional soccer player (Chicago Fire); attended Prospect High School
- Ed Paschke, highly acclaimed artist, a leader in the Chicago Imagist style; attended Arlington High School
- John Ratcliffe (American politician), former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
- David J. Regner, Illinois state legislator and businessman; lived in Mount Prospect
- Beth Walker, Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, born in Mount Prospect
- Ben Weasel, lead singer and guitarist of band Screeching Weasel
- Karen Zambos, clothing designer; attended Wheeling High School
- David Kendziera, US Olympic athlete in the 400m hurdles
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- "The Best Places to Raise Your Kids". 8 November 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2018 – via www.bloomberg.com.
- "Mount Prospect annexes part of United campus". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- "Mount Prospect annexes United property, 44 more acres". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
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- "School Districts". Mount Prospect, Illinois. September 2015. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "School Boundary Map ." Buffalo Grove–Wheeling Community Consolidated District 21. August 28, 2015. Retrieved on May 31, 2018. The Frost boundary is supposed to be lime green but its area is seemingly shown as white instead.
- "Park Districts". Mount Prospect, Illinois. September 2015. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "BLUESMOBILE COPY AIMS TO REV UP POLICE IMAGE". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee & The Chicago Bluesmobile
- Ankerberg, John. "Our Story - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show". jashow.org. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Bruce Boxleitner
- "Dave Kingman Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Tom Lundstedt Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Official Website of Ed Paschke". www.edpaschke.com. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- 'Illinois blue Book 1979-1980,' Biographical Sketch of David J. Regner pg. 72
- Schwarz, Orrin. "Fire releases Prospect's Pantazopoulos". Daily Herald. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.