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Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Mount Prospect is 42.066N. The longitude is -87.937W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,784.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Prospect demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60070 ZIP code.
18% of Mount Prospect residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Prospect ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Prospect was $26,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Mount Prospect residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Prospect, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $738. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,524.
Libraries in Mount Prospect include Mount Prospect Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mount Prospect include Mount Prospect Journal
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Prospect political report.
The average commute time for Mount Prospect workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mount Prospect between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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