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Prospect, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Prospect had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2016. Prospect ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect is located at latitude 40.8992 and longitude -80.0487 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Prospect (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,368 feet.

The Borough of Prospect (GNIS ID: 1215001) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prospect population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Prospect, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,121
Population in Households 1,121
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $145,968
Average Home Value $192,005


Median Household Income $51,705
Average Household Income $67,719
Per Capita Income $28,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.43%
Households -0.44% -0.26%
Families -0.57% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prospect, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 924 48th
Population Density1 # 1613 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1328 24th
Median Household Income # 775 56th
Per Capita Income # 558 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.