Prosperity, West Virginia Population 2024

1,611

Prosperity is a city located in Fayette County and Raleigh County West Virginia. Prosperity has a 2024 population of 1,611. Prosperity is currently growing at a rate of 2.55% annually and its population has increased by 11.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,451 in 2020.

The average household income in Prosperity is $74,569 with a poverty rate of 15.81%. The median age in Prosperity is 41.3 years: 36.7 years for males, and 55 years for females.

Prosperity Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prosperity was:

  • White: 73.87%
  • Black or African American: 16.39%
  • Two or more races: 9.73%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
655.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.03% (160)
The current population of Prosperity, West Virginia is 1,611 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,451.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,13173.87%
Black or African American25116.39%
Two or more races1499.73%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Prosperity Population by Race

Prosperity Population Pyramid 2024

Prosperity Median Age

41.3

Total

36.7

Male

55

Female

Prosperity Adults

There are 1,230 adults, (295 of whom are seniors) in Prosperity.

Prosperity Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Prosperity Sex Ratio

Female67744.22%
Male85455.78%

Prosperity Population by Age

Prosperity Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4763.1978.821.2
Married3272.8482.917.1
Female666.2969.730.3
Male452.21000
Non Family381.9534.265.8

3.13

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prosperity Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade746.42%
Associates Degree181.56%
Bachelors Degree24221.01%
Graduate Degree14112.24%
High School Graduate50643.92%
Less Than 9th Grade90.78%
Some College16214.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prosperity Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prosperity Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White849768287
Black25124957
Hispanic393926
2+ Races131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Prosperity Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,311$63,311$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$2,499$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,250$0$40,156
Some College$60,111$0$0

$36,250

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$40,156

Average Female

Prosperity Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prosperity Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prosperity Language

99.14% of Prosperity residents speak only English, while 0.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Prosperity Language

Prosperity Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,09216615.2%
Black2517630.28%

15.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.46%

Male Poverty Rate

16.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prosperity

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prosperity is Black, with 30.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prosperity is White, with 15.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.98%.

Prosperity Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.12%
High School22.33%
Bachelors or Greater11.75%
Some College7.22%

Prosperity Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed27.94%
Female Employed5.93%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Prosperity Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prosperity Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,333$77,974
Households$66,905$74,569
Married Families$69,213$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prosperity Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

67.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Prosperity Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prosperity Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Prosperity Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prosperity Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

185

Number of Veterans

143

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War152
Korea18
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
World War II0

Prosperity Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6489
18 to 3478
75+18
35 to 540
65 to 740

Prosperity Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White11111.49%
Black7429.48%

Prosperity Veterans by Race

Prosperity Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prosperity Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

16.8%

Unemployment Rate

Prosperity Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prosperity Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prosperity Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.72%

Born in Prosperity

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Prosperity residents were born in the United States, with 74.72% having been born in West Virginia. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prosperity Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,611402.55%
20231,571402.61%
20221,5311218.58%
20211,410-41-2.83%
20201,451-364-20.06%
20191,81521813.65%
20181,59718813.34%
20171,409594.37%
20161,350-274-16.87%
20151,624-121-6.93%
20141,745895.37%
20131,656-253-13.25%
20121,90940.21%
20111,90540727.17%
20101,49800%

Prosperity Population by Year