Information About Prospect Heights

The total estimated population is 16,126. Density is average at 4,674 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 12,335; Asian: 705; Two or More Races: 392; Black: 296; American Indian: 42; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 8; Other Race: 2,348; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 4,670 (29%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 11,456 (71%)

There are 6,242 foreign born residents, of which 25.9% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 3,303; Poland: 1,313; India: 216; Germany: 162; Korea: 135; Greece: 92; Romania: 78; U.S. Born: This State: 8,369; Midwest: 823; South: 378; Northeast: 237; West: 227;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Prospect Heights Most Common US Birthplaces in Prospect Heights

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,578 married couples with children and 330 single-parent households (87 men, 243 women).

The median household income is $54,545 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Prospect Heights: $54,545;

5% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

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

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 6,843; Government: 410; Self-employed: 462; Unpaid family work: 10; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 2,936; Sales and office: 1,877; Professional and related: 1,659; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,576; Management, business, and financial operations: 1,277; Office and administrative support: 1,136;

Work Types in Prospect Heights Common Occupations in Prospect Heights

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 6,015; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,167; Public transportation: 378; Worked at home: 192; Walked: 109; Bicycle: 61;

Transportation to work methods in Prospect Heights

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Prospect Heights.

There are 6,258 housing units, of which 2,958 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 4,343; Renter: 1,721; Vacant: 194; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 3,141; Not Mortgaged: 1,202;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Prospect Heights

The median single family home value is $242,800.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Prospect Heights: $1,542;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Prospect Heights: $648;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 100; 1940 to 1949: 241; 1950 to 1959: 886; 1960 to 1969: 1,256; 1970 to 1979: 2,170; 1980 to 1989: 1,141; 1990 to 1994: 200; 1995 to 1998: 259; 1999 to March 2000: 5;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 1.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 4,927; Electricity: 1,000; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 57; Other: 49;

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