Prospect Heights, Illinois Population 2022

16,018
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Prospect Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Prospect Heights has a 2020 population of 16,018. Prospect Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,058 in 2010.

The average household income in Prospect Heights is $101,792 with a poverty rate of 9.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,150 per month, and the median house value is $301,100. The median age in Prospect Heights is 38.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Prospect Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prospect Heightswas:

  • White: 65.28%
  • Other race: 21.06%
  • Asian: 7.86%
  • Black or African American: 3.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Prospect Heights, Illinois is 16,018 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,058.

Prospect Heights, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,43665.28%
Black or African American5093.18%
Asian1,2577.86%
Some Other Race3,36721.06%
Two or More Races4172.61%
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Prospect Heights Population by Race

Prospect Heights Population Pyramid 2022

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Prospect Heights Median Age

38.7


Total

35.7


Male

41.4


Female

Prospect Heights Adults

There are 12,153 adults, (2,887 of whom are seniors) in Prospect Heights.

Prospect Heights Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Prospect Heights Sex Ratio

Female

7,622

47.68%

Male

8,364

52.32%

Prospect Heights Population by Age

Prospect Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prospect Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family65%35%
Male64.5%35.5%
Female34.2%65.8%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prospect Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1442.5965.4
Married3,2383.1371.8
Male3323.4864.5
Female6353.2834.2
Non Family1,9391.3165

3.09

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Prospect Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9788.67%
9th to 12th Grade7646.77%
High School Graduate2,19319.43%
Some College2,38521.13%
Associates Degree8497.52%
Bachelors Degree2,66323.60%
Graduate Degree1,45312.88%
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Prospect Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prospect Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,003909798
2+ Races353323171
White6,7896,4562,730
Black23020953
Hispanic3,0871,793511
Other Race1,66079033

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.56%.

Prospect Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,787$51,759$28,713
Less Than 9th Grade$24,047$30,012$20,605
High School Graduate$29,943$36,402$23,388
Some College$36,696$60,441$25,109
Bachelors Degree$64,583$67,130$61,301
Graduate Degree$81,406$83,969$65,476

$40,787

Average Earnings

$51,759

Average Male

$28,713

Average Female

Prospect Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prospect Heights Language by Age

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Prospect Heights Language

42.10% of Prospect Heights residents speak only English, while 57.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.40% of the population.

Prospect Heights Language

Prospect Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,4461,09520.11%
Black498336.63%
White8,3154165.00%
Asian1,257251.99%
Other743NaN%

9.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.81%

Male Poverty Rate

10.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prospect Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prospect Heights is Hispanic, with 20.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prospect Heights is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.42%.

Prospect Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.77%
High School15.63%
Some College6.16%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%

Prospect Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.22%
Male Unemployed34.83%
Female Employed4.91%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Prospect Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prospect Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,500$100,684
Families$84,803$114,608
Married Families$96,719-
Non Families$42,448$66,676
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Income by Household Type

Prospect Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Prospect Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Prospect Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Prospect Heights Marital Status by Race

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Prospect Heights Marital Status

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446

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War25
Vietnam270
Korea57
World War II13

Prospect Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3411
35 to 5415
55 to 6456
65 to 74160
75+204

Prospect Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4305.12%
Black62.42%
2+ Races102.61%
Hispanic40.11%

Prospect Heights Veterans by Race

Prospect Heights Veterans by Education

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4.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prospect Heights Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Prospect Heights Employment by Age

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Prospect Heights Employment by Race

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Prospect Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.06%

Born in Prospect Heights

62.00%

Native Born

38.00%

Foreign Born

19.25%

Non Citizen

18.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.00% of Prospect Heights residents were born in the United States, with 52.06% having been born in Illinois. 19.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prospect Heights Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
198011,8230.00%
199015,2393,4162.57%
200017,0811,8421.15%
201016,256-825-0.49%
201116,236-20-0.12%
201216,216-20-0.12%
201316,196-20-0.12%
201416,176-20-0.12%
201516,156-20-0.12%
201616,136-20-0.12%
201716,116-20-0.12%
201816,096-20-0.12%
201916,076-20-0.12%
202016,058-18-0.11%
202116,038-20-0.12%
202216,018-20-0.12%

Prospect Heights Population by Year