Prospect, KY 40059 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40059: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Prospect, KY 40059

Acceptable Alternative
River Bluff, KY 40059

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 609
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,244
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.338, Longitude -85.613
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 40059 has segments in 2 Counties (Jefferson, Oldham).

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Prospect, KY 40059 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,599
Population in Households 18,505
Population in Familes 16,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 611
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 6,728
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 5,341
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,116 (85.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 612 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 446 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $437,919
Average Home Value $501,905


Median Household Income $120,826
Average Household Income $168,376
Per Capita Income $61,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 1.51%
Households 1.51% 1.42%
Families 1.4% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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, KY 40059 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40059 to the other 755 ZIP Codes in Kentucky 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 # 83 89th
Population Density1 # 79 90th
Diversity Index2 # 92 88th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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