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Prospect is a city in Jefferson County, in the Louisville metro area. (The community straddles Jefferson and Oldham counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
Prospect is in the Bluegrass region.
The latitude of Prospect is 38.345N. The longitude is -85.615W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 469 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,824.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prospect demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40059 ZIP code.
25% of Prospect residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prospect ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prospect was $51,469, compared with $21,587 nationally.
70% of Prospect residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prospect, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $692. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,975.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prospect political report.
The average commute time for Prospect workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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