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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Mount Prospect real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Prospect is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.85%), management occupations (11.81%), and sales jobs (9.90%).

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.

Because of many things, Mount Prospect is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Prospect really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Prospect perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 citizens of Mount Prospect are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.71% of adults in Mount Prospect have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Prospect in 2010 was $33,991, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,964 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 16.48% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Prospect include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Mount Prospect has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.46%).

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