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Prosper, Texas

  •   State: 
    Collin County
      County all: 
    Collin | Denton
      County FIPS: 
    48085 | 48121
    33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W
      Area total: 
    25.45 sq mi (65.92 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.23 sq mi (65.34 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.22 sq mi (0.58 km²)
    682 ft (208 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Prosper, Collin County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    974.31 residents per square mile of area (376.18/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Prosper is a town in Collin and Denton counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The first settlers arrived in 1846 to farm cotton in the black prairie soil. Prosper was incorporated in 1914 with a commission form of government and a population of 500. The town has a total area of 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km²), of which 0.23 sq km², or 1.09%, is covered by water. The majority of Denton County, including the part of Prosper in Denton, is zoned to North Texas College, which will open a new high school in the fall of 2019. Residents currently attend: Walnut Grove High School, Glenbrooke Elementary School, and Savannah High School. In January 2018, Prosper ISD began construction of a natatorium and a football stadium. The Prosper Community of Windsong Ranch features a man-made crystalline lagoon. In May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates its history, people, and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's "Barbecue Cookoff", a 5K race, an art show, a music festival, and a Sunday Family Fellowship. The 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship driver for the RFK Racing team is Matt Carpenter, who won the 2015 RFK Series Championship for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, and New York Rangers. The mayor of Prosper is Uncas Norvell Clary, who served in that position for the next 49 years. Notable people include NASCAR driver Chris Buescher, baseball player Todd Eldredge, and baseball player Matt Carpenter.


Prosper was incorporated in 1914 with a commission form of government and a population of 500. The Prosper Community of Windsong Ranch features a man-made crystalline lagoon. For years, Prosper was the central stop for the railroad between Dallas and Sherman. The first settlers arrived in 1846 to farm cotton in the black fertile prairie soil. Between 1850 and 1902, two settlements existed - Rock Hill was two miles south of the present town and Richland was one mile north. The towns merged during the establishment of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in March 1902. The city name "Prosper" was suggested by J.C. Slaughter because crops that year had been very prosperous. The town is now home to a number of new homes and communities being developed.


Prosper is located in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°1418N 96°4727W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km²) of which 0.23 sq mi is covered by water. The town is located on the Texas Turnpike, which runs through Denton and Collin counties.Prosper has a population of 2,816. The population of Denton is 2,715. The city has a 2010 population of 1,827. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population at 2,638. The area is 22.9 sq mi, or 59.1km. The total area is 0.24 sq mi. of which 1.09 sq mi or 1.6 km² is covered with water. It is located at 33.1418 N 96.4727 W, and has a 2011 population of 3,716. It has a 2013 population of 4,817. The United States Geological Survey has recorded the town as having an area of 0.25 square miles (0.4 km²). The town has an elevation of 33.4 m (96.7 ft) and a 2010 elevation of 96.7 m (1.2 km). It is in Collin and Denton counties, and is located near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


According to the 2020 U.S. census, the town of Prosper had a population of 30,174, up from 9,423 at the 2010 census. The town is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It is one of the smallest towns in the state, with a total population of just over 30,000. The population of the town is expected to rise to 30,200 by the 2020 census, according to the town's official estimate. The city's population has grown by about 10,000 since the 2010 Census. It has a history of being a hotbed of illegal activity, particularly in the early 1900s. It also has a long history of violence, especially against women. The community has a reputation for being a safe place to live. It was the site of the Battle of Prosper, which took place in the 1930s and 1940s, when the town was first established. The current mayor of Prosper was elected in 2008. The mayor is a former mayor of the city of Prosper himself, who was elected to a second term in 2010. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the town, which was established in the 1950s and was named after Prosper's founder, William Prosper, who died in the late 1960s. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978, and served as mayor from 1978 to 1980. The state's tallest building, the Town of Prosper is the Town Hall Building, which stands on a bluff.

Arts and culture

Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates its history, people, and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's "Barbecue Cookoff", a 5K race, an art show, a music festival, and a Sunday Family Fellowship. Prosper also holds an annual Christmas festival and Fourth of July event. The festival is free and open to the public.


Most of the Town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District. Prosper ISD will open their third high school, Walnut Grove High School, in the fall of 2023. The majority of Denton County, including the part of Prosper in Denton ISD, is zoned to North Central Texas College. The Texas Legislature designated Collin College as the community college for all of Collin County and for Prosper ISd. The Glenbrooke and Doe Creek subdivisions in far west Prosper are within the Denton Independent school District. Residents currently attend:Savannah Elementary School (grades K5)Navo Middle School (grades 68)Ray Braswell High School (grade 912) and Rock Hill High School. The town of Prosper has a population of about 2,000. The population of Prosper, Texas, in 2014 was 2,715. The city has a total population of 2,816. The growth of the town has been slower than that of the rest of Texas. The economy has grown at a faster rate than the growth of other Texas cities. The unemployment rate is at a high of 4.7%. The unemployment rates are at a low of 3.8%. The economy is growing at a rate of 3%. The town has a high unemployment rate of 5.1%. The city's unemployment rate has been at 5.7% since the beginning of the year. The U.S. Census estimates the unemployment rate for the town at 6.1% in the year of 2014.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Prosper, Collin County, Texas = 3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 81. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 90. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Prosper = 5.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 26,830 individuals with a median age of 31.7 age the population grows by 124.74% in Prosper, Collin County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 974.31 residents per square mile of area (376.18/km²). There are average 3.14 people per household in the 1,503 households with an average household income of $78,631 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.70% of the available work force and has dropped -1.43% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.44%. The number of physicians in Prosper per 100,000 population = 222.3.


The annual rainfall in Prosper = 36.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 58. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 228. 96 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Prosper, Collin County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 81.81%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 8 years with median home cost = $299,670 and home appreciation of -5.32%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.83 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,403 per student. There are 15 students for each teacher in the school, 890 students for each Librarian and 556 students for each Counselor. 6.85% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.46% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.58% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Prosper's population in Collin County, Texas of 1,944 residents in 1900 has increased 13,8-fold to 26,830 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.33% female residents and 50.67% male residents live in Prosper, Collin County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in Prosper, Collin County, Texas are married and the remaining 26.19% are single population.

  • 36.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Prosper require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.74% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.07% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.77% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Prosper, Collin County, Texas, 81.81% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.48% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.72% are vacant.

  • The 51.69% of the population in Prosper, Collin County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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