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Prospect, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Prospect had a population of 4,807 as of July 1, 2017. Prospect ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect is located at latitude 38.3459 and longitude -85.6106 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prospect (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Prospect are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Oldham County.

The City of Prospect (GNIS ID: 2404575) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Prospect is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prospect: Sand Hill.

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Prospect, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,807
Daytime Population: Workers 1,383
Daytime Population: Residents 2,354
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 4,746
Population in Familes 4,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,255
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $113,893
Average Household Income $167,402
Per Capita Income $68,478


Total Housing Units 2,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,738 (85.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $375,277
Average Home Value $454,347


Total Households 1,896
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,408
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.44%
Households 0.29% 0.41%
Families -0.49% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Prospect, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 89 84th
Population Density # 190 65th
Diversity Index # 104 81st
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 12 98th

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