Prospect, Kentucky

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Prospect, Kentucky

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High Points

Prospect strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Prospect Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Prospect College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Prospect Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Prospect People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Prospect Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Prospect Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Prospect Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Prospect, Kentucky

Comparing Prospect to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Prospect Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40059
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.345
Longitude -85.615

Prospect Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Prospect Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,657 100%
Male 2,296 49.3%
Female 2,361 50.7%
Under 18 1,281 27.5%
18+ 3,376 72.5%
65+ 470 10.1%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 3.01
White 4,327 92.9%
African-American 158 3.4%
Asian 96 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.3%
Other 10 0.2%
Mixed Race 53 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 0.6%

Estimated Prospect Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,877
Growth 220
Growth % 4.7%

Prospect Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.8%
English 14.8%
Irish 14.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 8.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
Polish 3%
Italian 2.6%
Scottish 2.5%
Russian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
British 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Slovak 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Kenyan 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Prospect 4,657 $124,131
Anchorage 2,264 $147,050
Glenview 558 $183,800
Goshen 907 $65,417
Lyndon 9,369 $52,013
Pewee Valley 1,436 $81,639
St. Matthews 15,852 $56,473

Starbucks in Prospect

(As of 2005)
Prospect Village
5915 Timber Ridge Drive
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