Prospect, North Carolina

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Prospect, North Carolina
Prospect, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Prospect, North Carolina
Prospect, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°43′45″N 79°13′15″W / 34.72917°N 79.22083°W / 34.72917; -79.22083Coordinates: 34°43′45″N 79°13′15″W / 34.72917°N 79.22083°W / 34.72917; -79.22083
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Robeson
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 690
 • Density 255.8/sq mi (98.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-53950[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852666[2]

Prospect is a census-designated place (CDP) in Robeson County, North Carolina. The population was 690 at the 2000 census.


Prospect is located at 34°43′45″N 79°13′15″W / 34.72917°N 79.22083°W / 34.72917; -79.22083 (34.729295, -79.220714).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all of it land.

The Prospect community is general considered to cover as far east as Preston and Red Hill Rd., and as far North as Old Maxton/Red Spring Rd.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 690 people, 239 households, and 183 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 255.8 people per square mile (98.7/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 91.9/sq mi (35.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was:

There were 239 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,038, and the median income for a family was $42,143. Males had a median income of $31,583 versus $11,705 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,359. About 20.1% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.


Many believe the origin of the Prospect community began when Preston Locklear claimed large swaths of land along what is known today as the Long Swamp.