Mount Prospect, IL
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Mount Prospect is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 54,747 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.

Mount Prospect is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Prospect is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Prospect who work in office and administrative support (14.06%), management occupations (11.89%), and sales jobs (9.19%).

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.

Mount Prospect is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mount Prospect’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mount Prospect use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mount Prospect‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Mount Prospect citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.99% of adults in Mount Prospect have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Prospect in 2010 was $33,983, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,932 for a family of four. However, Mount Prospect contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Prospect is a very 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 16.97% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Prospect include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mount Prospect's cultural character, accounting for 32.32% of the village’s population.

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