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Encyclopedia > Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. The area that would become the first 160 acres (650,000 m²) of the future village was purchased in 1848 as farmland by Friedrich Busse. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, many people began to move from the city to this area, which includes the towns of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Park Ridge, Illinois. When Mount Prospect finally reached the requisite population of 300 with the birth of Norman Pohlman, it officially incorporated in 1917. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 56,265. Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Park Ridge is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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The "Bluesmobile" in the 1980 Blues Brothers movie was made up to be an old Mount Prospect police car. Dan Aykroyd later said that he used the village's police department because he heard that in the early days, "they were a tough group that did not take any attitude from folks from the big city." 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Blues Brothers: Dan Aykroyd (left) and the late John Belushi The Blues Brothers is the name of a blues band fronted, incognito, by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. ... Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a comedian, actor and screenwriter. ...


In 1962, Randhurst Mall was built, which was the largest enclosed air conditioned space in America at the time. It included a bomb shelter which was designed to hold the entire population of Mount Prospect. 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Geography

Mount Prospect is located at 42°3'56" North, 87°56'10" West (42.065427, -87.936217)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 26.5 km² (10.2 mi²). 26.4 km² (10.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 56,265 people, 21,585 households, and 15,152 families residing in the village. The population density is 2,127.7/km² (5,513.1/mi²). There are 21,952 housing units at an average density of 830.1/km² (2,151.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 80.58% White, 1.82% African American, 0.20% Native American, 11.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. 11.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 21,585 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% are non-families. 25.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.14. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.4 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $57,165, and the median income for a family is $67,262. Males have a median income of $44,585 versus $32,218 for females. The per capita income for the village is $26,464. 4.6% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Mount Prospect Illinois Real Estate and Homes For Sale (461 words)
Mount Prospect is a small but exquisitely beautiful village with a population of approximately 57000 people, 22miles away from Chicago.
The history describes the origin of Mount Prospect to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, when people abandoned the city to move away to reasonable safety of the nature and open ground.
Mount Prospect has good schools, two of which are run by Catholic establishments.
Mount Prospect, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1793 words)
Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township and Wheeling Township, is a village in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
The population of Mount Prospect in 1950 was around 4,000 people; by 1960 the population was almost 19,000.
Mount Prospect is the central location of the first few books of the Left Behind series of novels.
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