Mount Prospect, Illinois

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Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles (35 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 56,265.



Mount Prospect is located at 42°3′56″N 87°56′10″W / 42.06556°N 87.93611°W / 42.06556; -87.93611 (42.065427, -87.936217)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.39%) is water. At 665 feet above sea level, Mount Prospect is a high point in the immediate area.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 56,265 people, 21,585 households, and 15,152 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,513.1 people per square mile (2,127.7/km²). There were 21,952 housing units at an average density of 2,151.0/sq mi (830.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.13% White, 1.82% African American, 0.20% Native American, 11.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.77% of the population.

There were 21,585 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

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