Prospect Heights INFORMATION

Population: 16,444

Male 51% Female 49%
Married 64%
Single 36%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Prospect Heights has a very low population density. Prospect Heights is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,862 Prospect Heights
27,441 New York

City Info

Prospect Heights, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Prospect Heights has a population density of 3,862, with 16,444 current residents.

Out of the 16,444 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 64% of the residents are married and 36% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 51% Sun
  • 32% Rain
  • 24% Snow


47°F average temperature

  • 35 years Median home age
  • $114,250 Median home price
  • -17.27% Home appreciation rate
  • 16.1% Annual property tax
  • 70.5%
    Homes owned
  • 25.1%
    Homes rented
  • 4.4%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Prospect Heights, the air quality is 7% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 32% rainy, and 24% snowy. The average temperature is 47°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Prospect Heights, you should know that 70.5% of homes are owned while 25.1% of homes are rented, and 4.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $114,250, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.27% and the annual property tax is 16.10%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Prospect Heights, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Prospect Heights’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Prospect Heights is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 76.21% Democratic, 22.82% Republican, and 0.97% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 77%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 19%
    Bachelors degree
  • 9%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Prospect Heights, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.80% of residents are unemployed in Prospect Heights (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Prospect Heights residents: 15.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.53% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.1% are in the customer service field, 24% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.96%, 5.63% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.34% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.06% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Prospect Heights, you should be aware that the average commute time is 29 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Prospect Heights have a few different options. 75% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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