Prosper, Texas

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Prosper, Texas
Motto: A place where everyone matters
Location of Prosper in Collin County, Texas
Location of Prosper in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083
Country United States United States
State Texas Texas
Counties Collin, Denton
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Town Council Ray Smith, Mayor
Kenneth Dugger
Jason Dixon
Curry Vogelsang Jr.
Danny Wilson
Ray Smith
 • Total 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 • Land 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (Jul 1, 2012)
 • Total 11,729
 • Density 510/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75078
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-59696[1]
GNIS feature ID 1344593[2]

Prosper is an affluent suburban town located in Collin and Denton counties within the state of Texas, United States. The Town of Prosper is located within the Dallas- Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of 2015,the median single-family home price was $426,000. As of 2015,the estimated population was close to 18,000.


As of 2015,the racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 1.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 2.8% some other race, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.[3]

As of 2015,the median income was $118,281

About Prosper[edit]

Prosper was a small rural town on Preston Road (SH 289) in North Texas about 6 mi (9.7 km) north of Frisco, but in recent years – true to its name – it has prospered. Prosper has maintained a spacious country feel while developing into an upscale suburb, with rolling terrain, many trees and large single-family-home lots. Prosper is growing rapidly in terms of new home building (single-family houses in the $300,000 to $4,000,000 + range). In addition to a longtime retail filling station, in 2004 Prosper saw its second and third retail establishments arrive: a Sonic restaurant, and an Exxon "On the Run" station. Since 2004, Prosper has added a Palios, CVS, Ernestos, Subway and many other establishments.In 2014,Expansion was announced for The Prosper Town Center.The Gates of Prosper is a luxury $500-million-dollar upscale retail development set to start construction in 2015.

Many Prosper residents are professionals who commute to McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas and neighboring communities.

Prosper was named in the D Magazine 2010 Best Suburbs List as the 5th Best Suburb in the Dallas Metropolitan Area.[4]

Prosper High School cost $113.5 million to construct and is 590,000-square-feet, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and an indoor football practice facility.

Prosper is home to numerous full-service equestrian farms.

Prosper prides itself on a strong sense of community.The Town of Prosper greatly promotes resident input when it comes to planning and zoning.There have been several community surveys and town meetings held throughout the years with hundreds of residents participating and attending. In 2012, Prosper residents built their own community playground.Windmill playground was built with one hundred percent locally-raised funds and volunteer hours.

The Town of Prosper holds an annual Christmas festival and Fourth of July event.Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates the history, people and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's IBCA-sanctioned Barbecue Cookoff, a 5K race through the Prosper area, an art show and music festival and a Sunday Family Fellowship. The Sunday event is unique in that 80% of Prosper families attend local churches. The Family Fellowship is a once-a-year opportunity for the Prosper community celebrate with music, kite-flying and picnics.[5]


Prosper is located at 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.238295°N 96.790850°W / 33.238295; -96.790850.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.1 km2), of which 22.6 square miles (58.5 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.09%, is water.[7]


The Town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District.

  • Prosper High School (Grades 9–12)
  • Reynolds Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Rogers Middle School (Grades 5-6)
  • Cockrell Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
  • Rucker Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
  • Folsom Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
  • Baker Elementary School (Grades PreK–4) *Located in McKinney, Texas


Prosper High School Baseball team went to the State Championship Semi-Finals in Class A in 1982 & 1983 then won their first State Championship trophy in Class A Baseball in 1984 against Runge. Prosper High School won its first football state championship (AAA) in 2008. In 2008, Prosper took down Waco's La Vega High School 17 to 10 to win the 3A Championship. Prosper High School won the Boys Golf State Championship in 2011.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Prosper town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Suburbs Chart" (PDF). D Magazine. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Website". Prosper Founders Fest. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Prosper town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 

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