Prosperity, West Virginia

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Prosperity, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
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
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,467 ft (752 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,498
 • Density 600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25909
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-65836[3]
GNIS feature ID 1555419[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]


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 of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,310 people, 570 households, and 395 families residing 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% of the population.

There were 570 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the CDP was $31,632, and the median income for a family 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.