Prospect is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,790 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Prospect is the 103rd largest community in Connecticut.
Prospect is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Prospect is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prospect who work in management occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (12.50%), and healthcare (9.96%).
Because of many things, Prospect is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Prospect really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Prospect perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The population of Prospect is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.01% of adults in Prospect have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Prospect in 2010 was $41,065, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,260 for a family of four.
Prospect is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Prospect home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prospect residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prospect include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Prospect is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.