Mount Prospect, IL
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Living in Mount Prospect


Mount Prospect is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 54,198 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Mount Prospect is the 25th largest community in Illinois.

Mount Prospect real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Mount Prospect house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages, Mount Prospect isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Prospect are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Prospect is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Prospect who work in management occupations (13.38%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and sales jobs (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Mount Prospect has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Mount Prospect, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Mount Prospect is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Mount Prospect, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Mount Prospect ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Mount Prospect, 42.43% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Mount Prospect in 2018 was $37,639, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,556 for a family of four. However, Mount Prospect contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Prospect is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Mount Prospect home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Prospect residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mount Prospect also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.29% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Prospect include Polish, German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mount Prospect's cultural character, accounting for 29.63% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Mount Prospect is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.