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Proviso is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Proviso. For links to other places called Proviso, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Proviso is 41.864N. The longitude is -87.87W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 147,118.
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10% of Proviso residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Proviso ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Proviso was $21,470, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Proviso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Proviso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,260.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Proviso political report.
The average commute time for Proviso workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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