Prospect, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,817.
Males: 910  (50.1%)
Females: 907  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38477

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,386 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Prospect:

$36,386
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,620 (it was $16,156 in 2000)

Prospect CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,385 (it was $74,400 in 2000)
Prospect:

$100,385
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Prospect, TN (2000)

    Prospect races chart
    • 1,59386.3%White alone
    • 20911.3%Black alone
    • 211.1%Two or more races
    • 160.9%Hispanic
    • 70.4%American Indian alone

Races in Prospect detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prospect: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 62.1 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Prospect, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Prospect:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prospect CCD:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Prospect, Tennessee as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Prospect to the number of sex offenders is 363 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Prospect CCD:  0.7% ($505)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Prospect satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (32.4 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (77.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (471.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elkton, TN (2.6 miles ), Lester, AL (2.9 miles) , Elkmont, AL (2.9 miles ), Minor Hill, TN (2.9 miles ), Ardmore, TN (3.2 miles ), Pulaski, TN (3.2 miles ), Ardmore, AL (3.3 miles ), Salem, AL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 87.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Work and jobs in Prospect: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prospect, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prospect-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Prospect place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 24.2 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Prospect-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Prospect center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 191.0 miles away from Prospect center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 203.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Giles County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Cully Cobb - Journalist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Prospect:

  • HILLSIDE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; PULASKI, TN)
  • MEADOWBROOK NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PULASKI, TN)
  • MEADOWBROOK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PULASKI, TN)
  • RCG PULASKI (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; PULASKI, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, PULASKI (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PULASKI, TN)
  • ARDMORD NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ARDMORE, TN)
  • ARDMORE ON MAIN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ARDMORE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prospect:

  • Athens State University (about 18 miles; Athens, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 28 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 32 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 32 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 40 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 3,383)
  • University of North Alabama (about 42 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 44 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)

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Notable location: Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Prospect (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Prospect include: Bethel Church of Christ (A), Poplar Hill Church (B), Fiducia Church (C), Hanna Church (D), Phoenix Chapel (E), Antioch Church (F), New Zion Church (G), Cedar Grove Church (H), Chestnut Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trotter Cemetery (1), Kelly Cemetery (2), Kimbrough Cemetery (3), Whitfield Cemetery (4), Anthony Cemetery (5), Beasley Cemetery (6), Shores Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Liberty Branch (A), Westmoreland Branch (B), Hazelwood Branch (C), Hanna Branch (D), Haden Branch (E), Griffin Branch (F), Tackets Branch (G), Gilbert Branch (H), Ford Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Giles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.5%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.4%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Tennessee average:

13.3

Prospect travel time to work - commute Prospect mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Prospect CCD (based on Giles County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,29970
Mainline Protestant3,46731
Black Protestant1,50612
Catholic4001
Other41
None9,809-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Giles County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Giles County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Giles County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Giles County:

32.7%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.5%

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Limestone County, AL  0.62% ($32,365 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, TN  0.46% ($24,404)
from Maury County, TN  0.43% ($30,114)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Limestone County, AL  0.61% ($26,381 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, TN  0.48% ($25,551)
to Maury County, TN  0.38% ($27,872)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prospect:

  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WSLV (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ARDMORE, TN; Owner: B & E BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prospect:

  • WKSR-FM (98.3 FM; PULASKI, TN; Owner: PULASKI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEUZ (92.1 FM; MINOR HILL, TN; Owner: BROADCAST ONE, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLLX (97.5 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, TN; Owner: ROGER WRIGHT DBA PROSPECT COMMUNICATIONS)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • W251AC (98.1 FM; CHAPSHAW, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)

TV broadcast stations around Prospect:

  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prospect)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi W Us Hwy 31 On Tucker Bend Rd (Lat: 35.085361 Lon: -86.964722), Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WSH370
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.305 MHzGrant Date: 08/14/2004, Expiration Date: 10/30/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2015Registrant: Radio Room South, 608 Morrow Rd, Pulaski, TN 38478, Phone: (931) 363-5038, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prospect)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3932L , Serial Number: 17254101, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James B Hall, 5100 Elkton Pike, Prospect, TN 38477, Other Owners: Angela M Hall

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prospect and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTH GILES UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 3,494, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Prospect

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prospect, TN

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Prospect compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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