Prospect, CT
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Prospect is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Prospect is the 103rd largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns, Prospect isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Prospect are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (15.85%), management occupations (10.20%), and healthcare (8.92%).

Also of interest is that Prospect has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Prospect is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Prospect a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Prospect has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Prospect’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The citizens of Prospect are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.18% of adults in Prospect have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prospect in 2010 was $38,917, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,668 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Prospect is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Italian.

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