Prospect, Ohio

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Prospect, Ohio

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Prospect Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Prospect People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Prospect Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Prospect, Ohio

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Prospect Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 43342
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.45
Longitude -83.188

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 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station KENTON
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station IRWIN
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
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Prospect Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,191 100%
Male 589 49.5%
Female 602 50.5%
Under 18 305 25.6%
18+ 886 74.4%
65+ 148 12.4%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,184 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Prospect Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,142
Growth -49
Growth % -4.1%

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 31.7%
US/American 20.6%
English 12.1%
Irish 8.1%
European 5%
Dutch 4.1%
Welsh 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
British 1.1%
French Canadian 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Prospect 1,191 $54,063
Green Camp 342 $51,250
Magnetic Springs 323 $38,750
Marion 35,318 $40,000
New Bloomington 548 $34,875
Richwood 2,156 $47,656
Waldo 332 $38,125
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