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Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22mi northwest of downtown Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 54,167.GeographyMount Prospect is located at .According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a total area of 10.374sqmi, of which 10.34sqmi is land and 0.034sqmi is water. At 665 feet above sea level, Mount Prospect is a high point in the immediate area.ClimateAccording to the Köppen climate classification system, Mount Prospect lies within the Humid continental climate zone (or Dfa) in the warm summer type. The village experiences warm to hot and humid summers and frigid, snowy winters. The village lies within U.S.D.A Hardiness zone 5b, along the fringe of zone 6a.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 54,167 people, 21,836 housing units, and 14,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,310.5 people per square mile (2,050.4/km²) and the housing unit density was 2,140.8 per square mile (826.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77% White, 11.7% Asian, 2.4% Black, 0.4% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.5% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.5% of the population.Mount Prospect is in Illinois (IL). Plan your vacation with our United States trip planner and discover the best things to do in Mount Prospect.
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