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Income/capita 14%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 45%
IndexProspect HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$33,889$31,502$29,829
Median household income$63,150$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,604$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$48,793$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$35,943$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$28,258$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level9.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Prospect Heights is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Prospect Heights is 14% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Prospect Heights is 45% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Prospect Heights is 36% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $42,095$63,150$126,300
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Prospect Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Prospect Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.5%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector22.4%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services7.9%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%13.4%
      Public administration1.4%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%3.5%
      Education, health & social services7.0%31.5%
      Other27.9%32.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281%
      Winnetka, IL12,437$207,857276%
      Riverwoods, IL3,759$187,857240%
      Glencoe, IL8,870$185,320235%
      Long Grove, IL8,065$184,208233%
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331$63,15014%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Aberdeen, WA16,335$40,47827%
      Chickasha, OK16,342$41,14626%
      Morton, IL16,343$73,26332%
      Fort Thomas, KY16,317$68,33324%
      Burlington, KY16,347$64,25016%
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331$63,15014%
      Source: The Prospect Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).