Prospect, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Prospect, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Prospect had a population of 4,753 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prospect: Sand Hill.

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Prospect, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,753
Population in Households 4,692
Population in Familes 4,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,241
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $116,795
Average Household Income $171,489
Per Capita Income $69,947


Total Housing Units 2,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,723 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $376,263
Average Home Value $459,460


Total Households 1,871
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,385
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.14% 0.27%
Households 0.09% 0.2%
Families -0.63% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   0.86%

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, 2018 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 # 90 84th
Population Density # 195 64th
Diversity Index # 98 82nd
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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