Prospect Heights, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Prospect Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Prospect Heights had a population of 16,277 as of July 1, 2018. Prospect Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect Heights is located at latitude 42.1032 and longitude -87.9248 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prospect Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Prospect Heights (GNIS ID: 2396288) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Prospect Heights is located within Township of Wheeling, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prospect Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Prospect Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,277
Population in Households 16,185
Population in Familes 12,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 3,825
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $55,600
Average Household Income $81,928
Per Capita Income $32,473


Total Housing Units 6,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,964 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,152 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $275,772
Average Home Value $308,548


Total Households 6,116
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,942
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.02% 0.02%
Households 0.0% -0.02%
Families -0.91% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Prospect Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 156 89th
Population Density # 91 93rd
Diversity Index # 58 96th
Median Household Income # 645 53rd
Per Capita Income # 354 74th

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