Prospect, KY Demographics


Population: 4,657. Estimated population in July 2019: 4,877 (+4.7% change)
Males: 2,296 (49.3%), Females: 2,361 (50.7%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 40059

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $111,170
Median house value: $291,400

Races in Prospect:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.5%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (30.2%), English (21.2%), Irish (19.2%), United States (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%), Scottish (3.4%).

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Map of Prospect, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prospect

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 69.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prospect city

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

6.0% Foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.9% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Africa).

Population change: +1,779 (+61.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Prospect:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prospect:

Other public-use airports nearest to Prospect:

Amtrak station near Prospect:

  • 11 miles: LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSONVILLE (JEFFERSONVILLE, 500 WILLINGER LANE). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prospect:

  • SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 2,030)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (about 12 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 15,514)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 5,290)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 16 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; FT enrollment: 4,355)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; FT enrollment: 2,217)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 79 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 20,492)

Public primary/middle school in Prospect:

  • GOSHEN AT HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 12518 RIDGEMOOR DR; Grades: KG – 05)