Prospect, Pennsylvania
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Prospect, Pennsylvania
Prospect, Pennsylvania
Franklin Street north of Main Street
Location of Prospect in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Prospect in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Prospect is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Prospect in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°54?15?N 80°02?47?W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639Coordinates: 40°54?15?N 80°02?47?W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639
CountryUnited States
 o TypeBorough Council
 o Total4.08 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 o Land4.08 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 o Total1,169
 o Estimate 
 o Density275.11/sq mi (106.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
FIPS code42-62752

Prospect is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough had a population of 1,169.[3]


Prospect is located in western Butler County at 40°54?15?N 80°2?47?W / 40.90417°N 80.04639°W / 40.90417; -80.04639 (40.904113, -80.046430).[4]U.S. Route 422, a limited-access highway, cuts across the northeast corner of the borough, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Butler, the county seat, and west 14 miles (23 km) to New Castle. Moraine State Park, a recreation destination surrounding Lake Arthur, is next to the northwest border of the borough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Prospect has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 501 households, and 359 families residing in the borough. The population density was 258.4 people per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 108.5 per square mile (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.35% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 501 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,452, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,298 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,435. About 6.1% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Rube Waddell, early 20th century baseball player who spent his teen years in Prospect[8]
  • Arda Green, biochemist, was born at Prospect in 1899.


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Prospect borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ rube bio

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