Information About Mount Prospect

The total estimated population is 56,625. Density is average at 5,357 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 45,563; Asian: 6,369; Two or More Races: 1,176; Black: 1,040; American Indian: 107; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 25; Other Race: 2,345; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 6,649 (12%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 49,976 (88%)

There are 15,636 foreign born residents, of which 39.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 3,847; India: 2,559; Poland: 2,369; Korea: 1,096; Greece: 590; Italy: 526; Yugoslavia: 345; U.S. Born: This State: 33,689; Midwest: 4,233; South: 1,384; Northeast: 1,265; West: 543;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Mount Prospect Most Common US Birthplaces in Mount Prospect

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 37 years.

Age Distribution

There are 5,765 married couples with children and 888 single-parent households (235 men, 653 women).

The median household income is $57,659 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Mount Prospect: $57,659;

5% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; Mount Prospect: 5%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 23,685; Government: 2,704; Self-employed: 1,232; Unpaid family work: 83; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 11,687; Sales and office: 9,403; Professional and related: 6,525; Office and administrative support: 5,398; Management, business, and financial operations: 5,162; Production, transportation, and material moving: 3,836;

Work Types in Mount Prospect Common Occupations in Mount Prospect

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 22,965; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,992; Public transportation: 1,820; Worked at home: 664; Walked: 622; Bicycle: 152;

Transportation to work methods in Mount Prospect

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Mount Prospect.

There are 22,140 housing units, of which 13,592 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 15,524; Renter: 6,244; Vacant: 372; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 10,042; Not Mortgaged: 5,482;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Mount Prospect

The median single family home value is $217,300.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Mount Prospect: $1,529;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Mount Prospect: $738;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 622; 1940 to 1949: 1,031; 1950 to 1959: 4,412; 1960 to 1969: 6,633; 1970 to 1979: 5,791; 1980 to 1989: 2,207; 1990 to 1994: 905; 1995 to 1998: 412; 1999 to March 2000: 127;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 0.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 17,514; Electricity: 3,881; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 128; No Fuel: 122;

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