Income/capita 14%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 21%
IndexMount ProspectIllinoisNational
Income per capita$33,991$31,502$29,829
Median household income$69,517$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,799$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$44,903$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$43,245$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$32,432$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level5.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mount Prospect is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Mount Prospect is 26% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Prospect is 21% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mount Prospect is 64% lower than the national average

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      Mount Prospect employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.6%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector17.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.5%6.7%
      Wholesale & retail services11.6%14.2%
      Public administration3.1%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.5%3.6%
      Education, health & social services10.1%32.2%

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      Long Grove, IL8,065$184,208233%
      Mount Prospect, IL54,552$69,51726%

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      Mount Prospect, IL54,552$69,51726%
      Source: The Mount Prospect, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).