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Prospect Heights is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for nearby Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights.

The latitude of Prospect Heights is 42.095N. The longitude is -87.937W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,807.


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Median household income
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$55,641
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prospect Heights demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: The Grove (National Historic Landmark)
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Prospect Heights 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.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Prospect Heights residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prospect Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prospect Heights was $28,200, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Prospect Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Prospect Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $650.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,597.


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

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Newspapers in Prospect Heights include Prospect Heights Journal

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Prospect Heights workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Prospect Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Prospect Heights include Exel Inn Prospect Heights, Wingate Inn.

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