Prosperity, West Virginia

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Prosperity, West Virginia
Location of Prosperity, West Virginia
Location of Prosperity, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°50′9″N 81°12′21″W / 37.83583°N 81.20583°W / 37.83583; -81.20583Coordinates: 37°50′9″N 81°12′21″W / 37.83583°N 81.20583°W / 37.83583; -81.20583
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyRaleigh
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
2,467 ft (752 m)
Population
 • Total1,498
 • Density600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25909
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-65836[3]
GNIS feature ID1555419[4]

Prosperity is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,498 at the 2010 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Prosperity is located at 37°50′9″N 81°12′21″W / 37.83583°N 81.20583°W / 37.83583; -81.20583 (37.835936, -81.205919).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,310 people, 570 households, and 395 families living in the CDP. The population density was 840.6 people per square mile (324.2/km2). There were 624 housing units at an average density of 400.4/sq mi (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.24% White, 0.92% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53%.[3]

Of the 570 households 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.2% of households were one person and 12.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

The age distribution was 20.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median household income was $31,632 and the median family income was $50,306. Males had a median income of $35,063 versus $26,513 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,552. About 5.6% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ a b "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.