Prospect Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 16,418 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 8,116  (49.4%)
Females: 8,302  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 60070.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,639 (it was $55,641 in 2000)
Prospect Heights:

$66,639
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,647 (it was $28,200 in 2000)

Prospect Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $282,709 (it was $196,800 in 2000)
Prospect Heights:

$282,709
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $293,790; Detached houses: $402,821; Townhouses or other attached units: $198,267; In 2-unit structures: $98,968; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,912; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,522

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,033.

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  • Races in Prospect Heights, IL (2016)

    Prospect Heights races chart
    • 9,46758.2%White alone
    • 5,10631.4%Hispanic
    • 1,4108.7%Asian alone
    • 1851.1%Black alone
    • 340.2%American Indian alone
    • 340.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 340.2%Two or more races

Races in Prospect Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prospect Heights: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (17.3%), German (5.3%), Italian (3.8%), Irish (2.7%), Russian (1.9%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1976

Elevation: 668 feet

Land area: 4.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,855 people per square mile   (average).

Prospect Heights,IL real estate house value index trend

Prospect Heights, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Prospect Heights:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prospect Heights city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

6,823 residents are foreign born (19.2% Latin America, 14.9% Europe).

This city:

42.0%
Illinois:

13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Prospect Heights, Illinois as of February 18, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Prospect Heights to the number of sex offenders is 1,806 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $6,373 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,359 (2.3%)

Prospect Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arlington Heights, IL (2.8 miles , pop. 76,031).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (22.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wheeling, IL (1.3 miles ), Arlington Heights, IL (1.7 miles ), Mount Prospect, IL (1.7 miles ), Buffalo Grove, IL (2.1 miles ), Northbrook, IL (2.2 miles ), Riverwoods, IL (2.2 miles ), Des Plaines, IL (2.3 miles ), Rolling Meadows, IL (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $303,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $300,100
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $325,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $416,800
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $376,300
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $342,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $420,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $525,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $492,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $219,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,318 (-32.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 769 (9.2%)

Prospect Heights household income distribution Prospect Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Prospect Heights by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 002000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.011.90.00.00.00.00.00.06.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 337215523236010
per 100,000 17.617.741.612.16.130.831.012.519.112.318.436.60.06.10.0
Robberies 101032636331425325
per 100,000 58.558.917.812.136.618.537.218.719.185.912.230.518.212.230.5
Assaults 771017161815523916181114
per 100,000 41.041.259.5102.897.6110.892.931.212.718.455.197.6109.566.885.3
Burglaries 424244393850394248444235231919
per 100,000 245.9247.4261.8235.7231.9307.8241.6261.7306.0269.9257.1213.4139.9115.5115.8
Theft 22422417718515218014614410411889981218678
per 100,000 1,311.41,319.61,053.11,118.2927.61,108.1904.5897.4662.9723.7544.8597.6735.9522.6475.3
Auto thefts 252530171120141011111181379
per 100,000 146.4147.3178.5102.867.1123.186.762.370.167.567.348.879.142.554.8
Arson 331112312100101
per 100,000 17.617.75.96.06.112.318.66.212.76.10.00.06.10.06.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 127.3128.1156.6103.394.1128.0114.681.077.1104.874.6100.772.954.357.7

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Crime rate in Prospect Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 27 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Illinois average:

2.52
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population


Population change in the 1990s: +1,556 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Prospect Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prospect Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prospect Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Prospect Heights city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prospect Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from Prospect Heights center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.1 miles away from Prospect Heights center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prospect Heights topographic map

Main business address for: HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), HSBC Finance CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Prospect Heights:

  • EMERITUS AT PROSPECT HEIGHTS (700 EAST EUCLID AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Prospect Heights:

  • LEXINGTON OF WHEELING (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WHEELING, IL)
  • CORAM ALTERNATE SITE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT PROSPECT, IL)
  • SYNERGY HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT PROSPECT, IL)
  • PRIMARY CARE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT PROSPECT, IL)
  • ACCURATE CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WHEELING, IL)
  • VISION HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT PROSPECT, IL)
  • NE HEALTHCARE AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WHEELING, IL)

Amtrak station near Prospect Heights:

  • 7 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prospect Heights:

  • Oakton Community College (about 4 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 8 miles; Schaumburg, IL; FT enrollment: 16,158)
  • Harper College (about 8 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 10 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (about 13 miles; Addison, IL; FT enrollment: 8,977)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,683)
  • BIR Training Center (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)

Public elementary/middle schools in Prospect Heights:

Private elementary/middle school in Prospect Heights:

  • ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL (Students: 218, Location: 411 N WHEELING RD FRNT 1, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Prospect Heights

Library in Prospect Heights:

  • PROSPECT HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $3,041,921; Location: 12 NORTH ELM STREET; 86,975 books; 317 e-books; 7,062 audio materials; 3,514 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 15 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 221 print serial subscriptions; 839 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Prospect Heights: Rob Roy Golf Club (A), Prospect Heights Public Library (B), Prospect Heights Fire Protection District Station 39 (C), Prospect Heights Fire Protection District Station 9 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Prospect Heights include: HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP (A), HSBC Finance CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prospect Heights include: Agape Presbyterian Church (A), Hebron Presbyterian Church (B), Prospect Christian Church (C), Prospect Heights Community Church (D), Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (E), Saint Hilary's Episcopal Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Prospect Heights include: Muir Park (1), Kiwanis Park (2), Jaycee Park (3), Lions Park (4), Isaak Walton Park (5), Willow Trails Park (6), Somerset Park (7), Country Garden Park (8), Roth Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dinorex (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1227 North Rand Road).

Hotels: EXEL Inns of Chicago (540 North Milwaukee Avenue), Forest Lodge (1246 South Milwaukee Avenue), Exel Inn of Prospect Heights (540 Milwaukee Avenue).

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.850. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.850
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0123. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0123
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.6%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Prospect Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Prospect Heights (2011 data):

  • Village Bank and Trust: Prospect Heights Banking Center Bran at 1845 East Rand Road, branch established on 2000/02/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $908.2 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Banco Popular North America: Prospect Heights Branch at 606 Milwaukee Avenue, branch established on 1975/02/10. Info updated 2012/01/27: Bank assets: $8,605.3 mil, Deposits: $6,167.7 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 97 total offices, Holding Company: Popular, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Illinois average:

12.1

Prospect Heights travel time to work - commute Prospect Heights mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Prospect Heights city (based on Cook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prospect Heights:

45.6%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prospect Heights:

22.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Prospect Heights:

55.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prospect Heights, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$11,798$70,7881$100
Other Government Administration 3$14,513$58,0527$700
Police Protection - Officers 20$137,348$82,4090$0
Police - Other 3$18,883$75,5320$0
Streets and Highways 5$26,714$64,1140$0
Water Supply 1$5,535$66,4200$0
Other and Unallocable 5$24,533$58,8790$0
Totals for Government 39$239,324$73,6388$800

Prospect Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,481,000 ($151.11)
    General - Other: $1,118,000 ($68.10)
    Regular Highways: $773,000 ($47.08)
    Central Staff Services: $600,000 ($36.55)
    General Public Buildings: $271,000 ($16.51)
    Financial Administration: $243,000 ($14.80)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($8.53)
    Parking Facilities: $54,000 ($3.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $329,000 ($20.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $78,000 ($4.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,355,000 ($204.35)

Prospect Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $39,000 ($2.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $894,000 ($54.45)
    Interest Earnings: $116,000 ($7.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $299,000 ($18.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,763,000 ($107.38)
    Highways: $668,000 ($40.69)
    All Other: $509,000 ($31.00)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,280,000 ($77.96)
    NEC: $893,000 ($54.39)
    Property: $478,000 ($29.11)

Prospect Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,490,000 ($334.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,490,000 ($334.39)

Prospect Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,097,000 ($66.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,413,000 ($207.88)

3.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DuPage County, IL  0.42% ($46,315 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.23% ($40,173)
from Lake County, IL  0.23% ($56,212)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,216 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DuPage County, IL  0.47% ($56,473 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.26% ($47,918)
to Lake County, IL  0.23% ($70,503)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prospect Heights:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prospect Heights:

  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Prospect Heights:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Prospect Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 32m105ftTotal length
  • $174,000Total costs
  • 136,400Total average daily traffic
  • 8,797Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prospect Heights)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 42.121194 Lon: -87.903000, Call Sign: WQRF928
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.732 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2013, Expiration Date: 05/06/2023, Certifier: Kealan J NoonanRegistrant: Apco Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 1/29/13 Cec, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2456, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Lat: 42.111667 Lon: -87.895139, Call Sign: WQUA302
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.762 MHz, 456.187 MHzGrant Date: 05/19/2014, Expiration Date: 05/19/2024, Certifier: David AnninRegistrant: Alpha Prime Communications, 1808 Janke Drive Suite E, Northbrook, IL 60062, Phone: (847) 412-0686, Fax: (847) 412-0636, Email:
  • Lat: 42.096056 Lon: -87.944806, Call Sign: WQVT349
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.200 MHz, 153.290 MHz, 457.637 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 467.437 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 05/05/2025, Certifier: Ron DegeorgeRegistrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 820 Macintosh Ct (Lat: 42.105556 Lon: -87.894111), Structure height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WNTZ571
    Assigned Frequencies: 18142.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/1998, Expiration Date: 02/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2001Registrant: Phone: (202) 429-4900
  • IL-CHI5199, 1315 North Rand Road (Lat: 42.101222 Lon: -87.961722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQKZ950
    Assigned Frequencies: 23275.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2009, Expiration Date: 11/06/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prospect Heights)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Prospect Heights)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$210,75881$201,092384$227,3339$156,6101$53,36013$126,265
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$168,22012$251,35544$218,9021$209,7100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$153,06015$157,582119$232,9975$165,8360$08$106,158
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$111,3536$134,40857$226,2342$105,5800$02$140,655
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$152,2630$019$215,9341$95,7700$02$149,745

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8026.01 , 8026.05, 8026.06, 8030.09

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$221,9848$270,486
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$307,1603$316,653
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$208,2643$311,243
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$284,3701$391,730
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$249,9200$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8026.01 , 8026.05, 8026.06, 8030.09

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prospect Heights and their reported violations in the past:

KOREAN CENTRAL UNITED METHODS (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PROSPECT HEIGHTS COMM CHURCH (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PROSPECT CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LUTHERAN CHCH/GOOD SHEPHERD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 57
  • Hazardous Condition: 58
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Prospect Heights

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prospect Heights, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Prospect Heights, Illinois:

  • Super 8, 540 Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070 , Phone: (708) 459-0545, Fax: (847) 459-8639
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prospect Heights, IL, 600 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070 , Phone: (847) 419-3600, Fax: (847) 419-3601
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Prospect Heights, Illinois
Most common first names in Prospect Heights, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7575.8 years
Mary5683.2 years
Robert5072.0 years
Edward4574.9 years
William4276.1 years
Joseph4179.3 years
Helen3982.0 years
Frank3775.1 years
George3671.8 years
James2972.4 years
Most common last names in Prospect Heights, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2174.5 years
Smith1780.3 years
Miller1477.6 years
Nelson1377.2 years
Olson1279.4 years
Anderson1080.2 years
Schmidt883.5 years
Brown873.5 years
Wagner781.8 years
Obrien780.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)
Businesses in Prospect Heights, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1FedEx1
ALDI1Holiday Inn1
Baskin-Robbins1Jimmy John's1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless1Papa John's Pizza1
DHL1Super 81
Dunkin Donuts1

Prospect Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Prospect Heights on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Poland (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe (population 500+)"
  • #65 (60070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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