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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.


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Median household income
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$57,165
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Prospect demographic reports
Ezra Eggleston helped initiate the building of the village's first railroad station, in 1875.
Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd) drives a Mount Prospect police car in the 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers."
Ranked No. 3 healthiest town (among communities of 50,000 or more population), by Chicago magazine, October 2005
Well-known residents have included:
· Bruce Boxleitner, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Performing arts: Northeast Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Dietrich Friedrichs House and Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 53

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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.

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35% of Mount Prospect residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mount Prospect, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $738.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,524.


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Libraries in Mount Prospect include Mount Prospect Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mount Prospect include Mount Prospect Journal

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Prospect political report.

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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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