Prospect, Pennsylvania

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Prospect, Pennsylvania
Borough
Franklin Street north of Main Street
Prospect is located in Pennsylvania
Prospect
Prospect
Coordinates: 40°54′15″N 80°02′47″W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639Coordinates: 40°54′15″N 80°02′47″W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Butler
Settled 1797
Incorporated 1825
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,169
 • Density 286/sq mi (110.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16052
Website prospectborough.com

Prospect is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough had a population of 1,169.[1]

Geography[edit]

Prospect is located in western Butler County at 40°54′15″N 80°2′47″W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639 (40.904113, -80.046430).[2] U.S. Route 422, a limited-access highway, cuts across the northeast corner of the borough, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to Butler, the county seat, and west 18 miles (29 km) to New Castle. Moraine State Park, a recreation destination surrounding Lake Arthur, is next to the northwest border of the borough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Prospect has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 254
1860 272 7.1%
1870 271 −0.4%
1880 362 33.6%
1890 343 −5.2%
1900 361 5.2%
1910 346 −4.2%
1920 395 14.2%
1930 455 15.2%
1940 574 26.2%
1950 726 26.5%
1960 903 24.4%
1970 973 7.8%
1980 1,016 4.4%
1990 1,122 10.4%
2000 1,234 10.0%
2010 1,169 −5.3%
Est. 2015 1,135 [3] −2.9%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 501 households, and 359 families residing in the borough. The population density was 258.4 people per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 108.5 per square mile (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.35% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 501 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,452, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,298 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,435. About 6.1% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Rube Waddell, early 20th century baseball player who spent his teen years in Prospect[7]
  • Arda Green, biochemist, was born at Prospect in 1899.

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