Prosperity, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,292 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.4%
 
Males: 670  (51.9%)
Females: 622  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29127.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,033 (it was $30,875 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$47,033
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,593 (it was $15,323 in 2000)

Prosperity town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,655 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$153,655
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $173,483; detached houses: $191,722; mobile homes: $32,494

Median gross rent in 2019: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prosperity: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Prosperity, SC (2019)
    • 68952.0%White alone
    • 59344.8%Black alone
    • 322.4%Hispanic
    • 40.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prosperity, South Carolina as of September 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prosperity is 1,181 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Prosperity by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(179.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(188.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(81.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(94.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(163.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(89.7)
12
(1,119)
5
(471.7)
0
(0.0)
8
(752.6)
4
(335.0)
2
(166.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(165.4)
3
(245.5)
4
(328.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(269.1)
15
(1,399)
6
(566.0)
10
(939.0)
7
(658.5)
8
(670.0)
9
(751.3)
5
(421.9)
9
(759.5)
5
(415.3)
3
(248.1)
8
(654.7)
3
(246.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(2,422)
29
(2,705)
24
(2,264)
27
(2,535)
22
(2,070)
20
(1,675)
20
(1,669)
20
(1,688)
17
(1,435)
10
(830.6)
23
(1,902)
15
(1,227)
10
(820.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(89.7)
1
(93.3)
1
(94.3)
3
(281.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index284.3437.5411.3189.7279.4180.9152.8164.6127.462.3298.6258.6122.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Prosperity, SC

Crime rate in Prosperity detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (24.3%), German (11.1%), Irish (4.6%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 541 feet

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 612 people per square mile   (low).

Prosperity, South Carolina map

22 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,404 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $858 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (22.9 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (79.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (533.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Newberry, SC (2.6 miles ),
Little Mountain, SC (2.6 miles ),
Pomaria, SC (2.8 miles),
Silverstreet, SC (3.2 miles ),
Chapin, SC (3.3 miles ),
Peak, SC (3.5 miles),
Saluda River, SC (3.6 miles ),
Jenkinsville, SC (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 34.21 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Prosperity, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Prosperity, SC in 2019
Prosperity satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,900
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Prosperity, SC residents
Average permit cost in Prosperity, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Prosperity, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (11.2%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Utilities (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Paper (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Food (13.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Prosperity, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Engineers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (19.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Food processing workers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Prosperity, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Prosperity, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Prosperity-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Prosperity town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 tornado 27.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prosperity-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Prosperity center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 325.4 miles away from Prosperity center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Prosperity center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from Prosperity center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newberry County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prosperity topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prosperity:

  • MCCULLOUGH COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • J F HAWKINS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - NEWBERRY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • FMC OF NEWBERRY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 3 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • THE HERITAGE AT LOWMAN REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WHITE ROCK, SC)

Operable nuclear power plant near Prosperity:

  • 15 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prosperity:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 31 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,916)
  • Benedict College (about 33 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 33 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 34 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 37 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 47 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 51 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)

Public high school in Prosperity:

Public elementary/middle schools in Prosperity:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Newberry County Rural Fire Department Prosperity (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Prosperity: Shiloh Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Prosperity Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Glenn's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8895 US Highway 76).

Birthplace of: Chad Connelly - Politician, John Buzhardt - Baseball player.

Newberry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

STEPHENSON'S LAKE (3250018) (Population served: 55, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-19-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-25-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-02-2006, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-19-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-25-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007)
EMERALD SHORES (3250088) (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prosperity that have no violations reported:

  • PROSPERITY TOWN OF (3610005) (Population served: 1,132, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
7 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Prosperity (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank, National Association: 101 N Wheeler Street Branch at 101 N Wheeler Street, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2006/07/18: Bank assets: $593.9 mil, Deposits: $469.0 mil, headquarters in Lexington, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation
  • Park Sterling Bank: Prosperity Branch at 305 N Main Street, branch established on 1988/12/07. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Prosperity Branch at 147 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Prosperity:

Marital status in Prosperity, SC
  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Prosperity:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
South Carolina average:

11.4

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prosperity
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prosperity, SC (based on Newberry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,03748
Evangelical Protestant7,40244
Black Protestant4,54030
Other4793
Catholic2501
None13,800-
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: 10
Newberry County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Newberry County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.6%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.9%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prosperity:

47.5%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prosperity:

42.8%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.9
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
South Carolina:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prosperity:

13.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Prosperity:

36.4%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Prosperity:

52.4%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.8%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prosperity, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 14$31,441$26,9490$0
Other and Unallocable 7$16,426$28,1590$0
Water Supply 3$3,000$12,0000$0
Electric Power 2$7,575$45,4500$0
Financial Administration 2$6,987$41,9220$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,935$23,2200$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$385
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,563
Totals for Government 29$67,364$27,8758$4,548

Prosperity government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $175,000 ($135.45)
    Police Protection: $115,000 ($89.01)
    Electric Utilities: $95,000 ($73.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($68.89)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($68.11)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($52.63)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($17.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($6.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($8.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $573,000 ($443.50)

Prosperity government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $279,000 ($215.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($81.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($11.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($11.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $252,000 ($195.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($37.93)
    Rents: $14,000 ($10.84)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,298,000 ($1004.64)
    Water Utilities: $220,000 ($170.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($7.74)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $135,000 ($104.49)
    Property: $120,000 ($92.88)

Prosperity government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,000 ($225.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $285,000 ($220.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000 ($69.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($64.24)

Prosperity government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($5.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $416,000 ($321.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000 ($77.40)

5.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lexington County, SC  0.94% ($52,635 average AGI)
from Richland County, SC  0.77% ($59,365)
from Laurens County, SC  0.34% ($32,935)


4.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lexington County, SC  0.92% ($38,992 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.69% ($42,913)
to Laurens County, SC  0.36% ($28,875)
Businesses in Prosperity, SC
NameCountNameCount
Subway1Waffle House1
UPS1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKMG (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: CORNELL BLAKELY)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKDK (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WJES-FM (92.1 FM; SALUDA, SC; Owner: BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Prosperity:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Prosperity fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2013 07:40 AM, Sr-42, Lat: 34.209856, Lon: -81.554353, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 26, 2005 04:18 PM, Sr-516, Mcfall Drive, Lat: 34.218070, Lon: -81.531580, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 2002 12:00 AM, Us-76, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1994 10:09 PM, 391, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
Apr 9, 1993 05:55 PM, 391, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 3, 1988 08:30 PM, 76, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 59.9mTotal length
  • $4,274,000Total costs
  • 242,622Total average daily traffic
  • 40,940Total average daily truck traffic
  • 245,005Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prosperity, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prosperity, SC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prosperity)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Prosperity, SC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PROSPERITY, Prosperity Mw, Sc Hwy 391 (Lat: 34.187639 Lon: -81.530500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQJX829,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+34 more), Grant Date: 11/16/2018, Expiration Date: 02/06/2029, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 610 Toddville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214, Phone: (704) 382-5699, Email:
  • STONEY HILL, 5131 Mount Pilgrim Church Rd (Lat: 34.182000 Lon: -81.530917), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRBW789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/12/2018, Expiration Date: 07/12/2028, Certifier: Tom Smith, Registrant: Motorola Solutions Inc., 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., #900, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (847) 877-7179, Email:
  • STATION, On Sc Hwy 391, 2.1 Mi S Of Us Hwy 76 Near (Lat: 34.187639 Lon: -81.530639), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WGX938,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 2195.20 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/1999, Expiration Date: 08/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2007, Registrant: Duke Energy Corp., 401 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201-1008, Phone: (704) 382-8340, Fax: (704) 382-4800, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prosperity)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2336U, N2336U, N-2336U, Serial Number: 17249936, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/08/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Milledge L Wilson, 3919 Sc Highway 391, Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4287J, N4287J, N-4287J, Serial Number: 28-22651, Year manufactured: 1967, Certificate Issue Date: 09/11/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Steven M Billingsley, 210 Elm St, Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5406L, N5406L, N-5406L, Serial Number: AA5-0306, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/23/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 02/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Roger D Lone, 188 Raymon Finch Dr, Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 69584, N69584, N-69584, Serial Number: 310Q0801, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 02/18/2005
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth W Riley, 657 Living Inn Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127, Other Owners: Judith J Riley
  • Aircraft: COURTNEY JIMMY KITFOX III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 940J, N940J, N-940J, Serial Number: 940, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Jimmy Courtney, 2737 Wheeland School Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 47 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Prosperity, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.3%), and Outside Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prosperity, SC
    • 6843.3%Structure Fires
    • 5836.9%Outside Fires
    • 2515.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prosperity, SC
Most common first names in Prosperity, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7873.1 years
John5573.0 years
Mary4179.6 years
George3876.8 years
William3269.1 years
Thomas3069.1 years
Robert2368.9 years
Willie1874.8 years
Henry1777.8 years
Annie1581.5 years
Most common last names in Prosperity, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bedenbaugh4778.2 years
Wise4267.6 years
Hawkins3777.1 years
Amick3483.2 years
Shealy3480.7 years
Dominick3178.0 years
Morris3075.7 years
Long2977.7 years
Boozer2578.5 years
Kinard2578.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prosperity, SC
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 33.2%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prosperity, SC
  • 66.3%Electricity
  • 20.5%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Wood


Prosperity compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 8 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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  • Brett Lane Netherton (2)
  • Richard Mellitz (2)
  • Leon Fulmer (2)
  • Cameron Kaihara (1)
  • Paul Yngve (1)
  • Jerry S. Hall (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2022.