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Welcome to Mount Prospect ...

The village of Mount Prospect is located in Cook County<1>.

The location of Mount Prospect has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Mount Prospect: PRAHS-pekt<3>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Prospect: Mt. Prospect

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Prospect has a population of 53,659 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Prospect.

Mount Prospect is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Mount Prospect lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Mount Prospect: (847) and (224)<6>

The ZIP code for Mount Prospect: 60056<7>

Websites for Mount Prospect ...

Official Website:   www.mountprospect.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mountprospectchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Prospect had an population of 53,659 people. This is a decrease of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Prospect had a population of 54,167 people. This makes Mount Prospect the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Mount Prospect represents 0.42% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 54,167 people, the population of Mount Prospect decreased 3.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 56,265 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Prospect.

Communities Also Named Mount Prospect ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mount Prospect - they are located in Indiana and New Brunswick.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Prospect.

Communities near Mount Prospect ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Prospect.

  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Mount Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<9>
  • Cicero [Cook County]
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    • Cicero [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Mount Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cicero<9>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
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    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Mount Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<9>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the west of Mount Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palatine [Cook County]
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      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<9>
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the east of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<9>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
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      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
    • Wheaton [DuPage County]
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      • Wheaton [DuPage County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<9>
    • Oak Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southeast of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Park<9>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the west of Mount Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Prospect. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Prospect.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Prospect. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Prospect.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Prospect. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Prospect.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Prospect ...

Looking for more information about Mount Prospect? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Prospect, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Prospect.

Adding Mount Prospect to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Prospect in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Prospect was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Prospect on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Mount Prospect: www.mountprospect.org/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Mount Prospect. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Prospect.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Prospect - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Mount Prospect). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Prospect or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Prospect) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Prospect. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount ProspectOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Prospect. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0653, Longitude: -87.9369       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Prospect have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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