Prosperity, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prosperity, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Prosperity Census Designated Place had a population of 1,647 as of July 1, 2017. Prosperity ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prosperity is located at latitude 37.8382 and longitude -81.1968 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Prosperity Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,467 feet.

The Prosperity Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389712) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Prosperity Census Designated Place is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prosperity population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prosperity, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,647
Daytime Population: Workers 1,202
Daytime Population: Residents 949
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 1,641
Population in Familes 1,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $39,202
Average Household Income $52,738
Per Capita Income $22,491


Total Housing Units 747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $102,703
Average Home Value $136,137


Total Households 707
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.32% 0.4%
Households 1.21% 0.34%
Families 1.13% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Prosperity, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prosperity to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 77th
Population Density # 218 46th
Diversity Index # 39 91st
Median Household Income # 194 52nd
Per Capita Income # 162 60th

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