is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 56,265. In 2009,
magazine ranked Mount Prospect as the best place in the country to raise children.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.39%) is water. At 665 feet above sea level, Mount Prospect is the highest point in Cook County.