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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
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Mount Prospect is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 55,127. 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.
About Mount Prospect...
Population
55,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$321,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    901.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Mount Prospect

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,652
National
$55,322
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Mount Prospect Reviews

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I have lived her for the past 7 years and it is great. There is so much to do around here and the schools are great. The people I have met here are so nice and I feel very safe everywhere I go. I currently attend John Hersey High School and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. The teachers are great and ratings are high. Within the community, there are events to bring people together such as the food drive where we raised over 46,000 cans and festivals that are set up in downtown Mount Prospect. All the areas surrounding us are amazing and very well know. Furthermore, there are restaurants, stores, and just about everything else within five or ten minutes in every direction. I do not see myself growing up anywhere else but here in Mount Prospect.
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I loved getting to grow up here! I loved it so much that i really don't want to leave. when i am older and start to have a family i hope to be able to move back here so that my kids can grow up in the same safe and positive environment as i did when I was raised here. I always had such an accepting community of people who were always there to support and encourage me to be the best person I can be and to strive to be the best. The memories I made will never leave me.
Mount Prospect is a small, close, put together community. The town holds history and greatness. The environment is a perfect place to raise future generations to keep building the town and people in it stronger. It is filled with great activities and opportunities for healthy and stable living. The academics are one of the highest in the state of Illinois. Everyone in the town is friendly and accepting.