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Overview

Introduction to Prospect, Connecticut

Prospect, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles SE of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 74 miles NE of New York, New York.

Prospect History

Prospect is a town in New Haven county, which was established in 1666. Because county governments were abolished in Connecticut in 1960, there is no county seat in New Haven. The towns are responsible for all local government activities in Connecticut. Currently, the state judicial system in New Haven County is split into three districts - New Haven, Ansonia - Milford and Waterbury.

Prospect and nearby Attractions

  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Hyland House
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park

Things To Do In Prospect

Tourists coming to the Mattatuck Museum can see different types of exhibits, displaying three centuries of Connecticut regional heritage. Families may enjoy the Connecticut Children's Museum. The historic Hyland House reflects colonial architecture. Visitors can also visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which was built in 1871 and was the house of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Chatfield Hollow State Park, Bushnell Park, and Black Rock State Park offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation.

Prospect Transportation

Bradley International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Prospect Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnnipiac University, and Yale University

Demographics

People

Total Population9,720
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+5,040
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.5%
Median Earnings25+$52,866
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,404

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,979
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,024
Median House Value$295,300

Ancestry

Italian31.6%
Irish23.8%
German9.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.7%
French Except Basque8%
English7.5%
Polish7.2%
Canadian3.9%
Portuguese3.5%
Swedish2.5%
Jamaican2.2%
West Indian2.2%
African2%
Ghanaian2%
Scottish1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Arab0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Albanian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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Prospect Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6712
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.49
Approximate Longitude-72.97

Prospect Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches

Prospect Public Libraries

Prospect Public Library
17 CENTER ST.
Prospect, Connecticut
(203) 758-3001

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Prospect Public Schools

Algonquin School
30 Coer Road
ZIP: 6712
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Community School
12 Center Street
ZIP: 6712
Middle
Total Enrollment 219
Long River Middle School
38 Columbia Avenue
ZIP: 6712
Middle
Total Enrollment 570
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