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The Prospect Census Designated Place had a population of 542 as of July 1, 2016. Prospect ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect is located at latitude 31.4464 and longitude -92.4964 in Grant Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prospect Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Prospect Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586703) 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 Prospect Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prospect population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Prospect, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 542
Population in Households 542
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 367
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $119,118
Average Home Value $191,434


Median Household Income $41,868
Average Household Income $55,072
Per Capita Income $19,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.57%
Households 2.39% 1.76%
Families 2.59% 1.69%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prospect, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 366 23rd
Population Density1 # 315 34th
Diversity Index2 # 440 7th
Median Household Income # 195 59th
Per Capita Income # 296 38th

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