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Mount Prospect
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Mount Prospect is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 54,165. Mount Prospect is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Mount Prospect offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Prospect there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Prospect and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mount Prospect are highly rated.

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About Mount Prospect...
Population
54,165

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Mount Prospect Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    18.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    42.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    754.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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