Prospect Heights, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
15,861
0.999% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.1
2.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.16%
4.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,459
8.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$336,900
8.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Prospect Heights, IL had a population of 15.9k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $84,459. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Prospect Heights, IL declined from 16,021 to 15,861, a −0.999% decrease and its median household income grew from $77,763 to $84,459, a 8.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prospect Heights, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.7%), Other (Hispanic) (16.5%), White (Hispanic) (9.55%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.64%).

None of the households in Prospect Heights, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.8% of the residents in Prospect Heights, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Chicago Professional Center (492078) (197 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Prospect Heights, IL was $336,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.

Most people in Prospect Heights, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Prospect Heights, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Prospect Heights, IL is home to a population of 15.9k people, from which 82.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 38.4% of Prospect Heights, IL residents were born outside of the country (6.09k people).

In 2022, there were 3.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.31k people) in Prospect Heights, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.62k Other (Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.8%
2022 Citizenship
82.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82.8% of Prospect Heights, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Prospect Heights, IL was 82.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prospect Heights, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.31k ± 774
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    2.62k ± 776
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 488
31.8%
Hispanic Population
5.04k people

In 2022, there were 3.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.31k people) in Prospect Heights, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.62k Other (Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.8% of the people in Prospect Heights, IL are hispanic (5.04k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Prospect Heights, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

38.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.09k people
37.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.08k people

As of 2022, 38.4% of Prospect Heights, IL residents (6.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prospect Heights, IL was 37.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    194 ± 149
  2. Korea
    63 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    32 ± 43

Prospect Heights, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Prospect Heights, IL employs 8.46k people. The largest industries in Prospect Heights, IL are Manufacturing (1,775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,017 people), and Retail Trade (850 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($240,179), Public Administration ($182,831), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,083).

Occupations

8.46k
2022 Value
± 833
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prospect Heights, IL grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 8.26k employees to 8.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prospect Heights, IL, are Production Occupations (1,021 people), Sales & Related Occupations (882 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (837 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prospect Heights, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.46k
2022 Value
± 833
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prospect Heights, IL grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 8.26k employees to 8.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prospect Heights, IL, are Manufacturing (1,775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,017 people), and Retail Trade (850 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prospect Heights, IL, though some of these residents may live in Prospect Heights, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,068
Median earning men ± $10,109
$33,457
Median earning women ± $6,286

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($169,444), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,216), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,222).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($118,750), Wholesale Trade ($68,228), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,399).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Prospect Heights, IL awarded 197 degrees. The student population of Prospect Heights, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 97 male students and 1 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prospect Heights, IL are Hispanic or Latino (107 and 54.3%), followed by White (44 and 22.3%), Asian (18 and 9.14%), and Black or African American (17 and 8.63%).

The largest universities in Prospect Heights, IL by number of degrees awarded are Chicago Professional Center (492078) (197 and 100%).

The most popular majors in N/A are HVAC Maintenance (175 and 88.8%), Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (13 and 6.6%), and General Electrical Equipment Installation & Repair (9 and 4.57%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prospect Heights, IL was $336,900 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $310,500 to $336,900, a 8.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Prospect Heights, IL is 65.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Prospect Heights, IL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prospect Heights, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Prospect Heights, IL is $84,459. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Prospect Heights, IL was Census Tract 8029 with a value of $158,750, followed by Census Tract 8016.03 and Census Tract 8026.09, with respective values of $68,594 and $58,711.

Property

$336,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$32,729
$4,145
Median Property Taxes
±$509

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prospect Heights, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.9% of the housing units in Prospect Heights, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Prospect Heights, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8029
  2. Census Tract 8016.03
  3. Census Tract 8026.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prospect Heights, IL was Census Tract 8029 with a value of $158,750, followed by Census Tract 8016.03 and Census Tract 8026.09, with respective values of $68,594 and $58,711.

The following map shows all of the places in Prospect Heights, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,459
Median Household Income
± $11,625
6.29k
Number of Households
± 667

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.29k households in Prospect Heights, IL grew to $84,459 from the previous year's value of $77,763.

The following chart displays the households in Prospect Heights, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prospect Heights, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (15%)
  3. Carpooled (13.8%)

In 2022, 67.5% of workers in Prospect Heights, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15%) and those who carpooled to work (13.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prospect Heights, IL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Prospect Heights, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prospect Heights, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prospect Heights, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prospect Heights, IL (1.27k out of 15.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prospect Heights, IL is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.5% of the population of Prospect Heights, IL has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.0949% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see 1046 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,046 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, IL

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see an average of 1,046 patients per year. This represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1,055 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.5%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.0949%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prospect Heights, IL grew by 24.1% from 12.5% to 15.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prospect Heights, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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