Prosper, Texas

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Prosper, Texas
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"A Place Where Everyone Matters" and "Small Town, Big Heart"
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
CountryUnited States United States
StateTexas Texas
CountiesCollin, Denton
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • Town councilRay Smith, Mayor
Marcus Ray
Craig Andres
Curry Vogelsang Jr.
Meigs Miller
Jeff Hodges
Jason Dixon
 • Total25.45 sq mi (65.92 km2)
 • Land25.23 sq mi (65.34 km2)
 • Water0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
682 ft (208 m)
 • Total9,423
 • Estimate 
 • Density974.31/sq mi (376.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)214, 469, 945, 972
FIPS code48-59696[3]
GNIS feature ID1344593[4]

Prosper is a city in Collin and Denton Counties in the state of Texas. The Town of Prosper is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,423;[5] As of 2021, the estimated population was 31,700.


The first settlers arrived in 1846 to farm cotton in the black fertile prairie soil. Between 1850 and 1902, two settlements existed - Rock Hill was two miles south of the present town and Richland was one mile north. The development of these small communities was expedited in 1876 when county courts ordered small tracts of land to be established for a quick sale. These tracts, each about 160 acres in size, were sold for $3.50 per acre. Dr. A. T. Bryant of McKinney purchased what later became the center of the present town.

The towns merged during the establishment of St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in March 1902. For years, Prosper was the central stop for the railroad between Dallas and Sherman. When community officials applied for a post office with the name "Richland", they were informed that the city name was already taken. Postmaster B.J. Naugle asked for an alternative name, and J.C. Slaughter suggested the name "Prosper" because crops that year had been very prosperous.

Prosper was incorporated in 1914 with a commission form of government and a population of 500. U.N. Clary was mayor and served in that position for the next 49 years.

Prosper is a growing area with many new homes and communities being developed. The Prosper Community of Windsong Ranch features a man-made crystalline lagoon.[6]

A large silo in Prosper has the town's motto spray-painted on the side.[7]


Prosper is located in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.238295°N 96.790850°W / 33.238295; -96.790850.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2), of which 0.23 sq mi (0.6 km2), or 1.09%, is covered by water.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)24,579[2]160.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of 2019, the racial makeup of the town was 89.2% White, 4.9% Asian, 2.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 2.0% of some other race. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 5.2% of the population.[9]

As of 2021, the median household income was $151,133.

Arts and culture[edit]

Prosper holds an annual Christmas festival, and Fourth of July event. Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates its history, people, and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's "Barbecue Cookoff", a 5K race, an art show, a music festival, and a Sunday Family Fellowship.[citation needed]


Prosper High School

Most of the Town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District.[11][12]

  • Rock Hill High School (grades 9-12, in Frisco)
  • Prosper High School (grades 9–12)
  • Reynolds Middle School (grades 6–8)
  • Rogers Middle School (grades 6–8)
  • Rushing Middle School (grades 6–8)
  • Hays Middle School (grades 6–8, in Frisco)
  • Baker Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in McKinney)
  • Boyer Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in Celina)
  • Cockrell Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Folsom Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Furr Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in McKinney)
  • Hughes Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in McKinney)
  • Johnson Elementary School (Grades k-5) *Located in Celina
  • Light Farms Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in Celina)
  • Rucker Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Spradley Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in Frisco)
  • Stuber Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Windsong Ranch Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Reeves Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5, in McKinney)
  • Bryant Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)

In January 2018, Prosper ISD began construction of a natatorium and a football stadium. The facilities opened in the fall of 2019.[13][14]

The Glenbrooke and Doe Creek subdivisions in far west Prosper are within the Denton Independent School District.[12] Residents currently attend:

  • Savannah Elementary School (kindergarten - grade 5)
  • Navo Middle School (grades 6–8)
  • Ray Braswell High School (grades 9-12)

The Texas Legislature designated Collin College as the community college for all of Collin County and for Prosper ISD. The majority of Denton County, including the part of Prosper in Denton ISD, is zoned to North Central Texas College.[15]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Prosper town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Crystal Lagoon in Windsong Ranch Community Dallas". 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Lisa (May 27, 2020). "Local business owners step in, remove graffiti from silos". Waxahachie Daily Light. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Prosper town, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Collin County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  12. ^ a b "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Denton County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  13. ^ "Check out Prosper High School's proposed $48 million mega stadium that features banquet hall suite". SportsDayHS. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  14. ^ "FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  16. ^ Fraley, Gerry (October 25, 2012). "Chris Buescher adds to family's success by winning ARCA title". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  17. ^ Archer, Todd (April 14, 2020). "Frustrated with fallout from his weekend gathering, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott clarifies, says fewer than 10 people were at house". ESPN. Retrieved April 14, 2020.

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