Prospect, Pennsylvania

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Prospect, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Prospect, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Prospect Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Butler
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 16052
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.904
Longitude -80.046

Prospect Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BUTLER 2 SW
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station MERCER
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
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Prospect Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,234 100%
Male 618 50.1%
Female 616 49.9%
Under 18 299 24.2%
18+ 935 75.8%
65+ 155 12.6%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,226 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Prospect Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,273
Growth 39
Growth % 3.2%

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 41.6%
Irish 13.7%
Italian 9.3%
English 8%
US/American 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
Polish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Syrian 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.3%
Slovak 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Croatian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Slavic 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Prospect 1,234 $40,417
Butler 15,121 $35,893
Connoquenessing 564 $48,000
Evans City 2,009 $50,469
Harmony 937 $47,411
Portersville 268 $40,536
Zelienople 4,123 $52,426

Prospect Public Libraries

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(724) 865-9718
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