Prospect, KY
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Living in Prospect


Prospect is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 4,875 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prospect is the 88th largest community in Kentucky.

Prospect home prices are not only among the most expensive in Kentucky, but Prospect real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Prospect is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prospect is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prospect who work in sales jobs (22.34%), management occupations (16.96%), and healthcare (12.66%).

A relatively large number of people in Prospect telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

In Prospect, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Prospect is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Prospect. 71.73% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Prospect in 2010 was $72,579, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,316 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 English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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