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Prosperity, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Prosperity is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Newberry County at latitude 34.2134 and longitude -81.5284. Newberry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Prosperity, but most people and references simply refer to it as Prosperity, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Prosperity indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Prosperity (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prosperity: Frog Ievel, Frog Level, The Level.

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Prosperity, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,212
Population in Households 1,200
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 648
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $92,593
Average Home Value $118,785


Median Household Income $44,864
Average Household Income $54,572
Per Capita Income $20,957
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.63% 0.39%
Households 0.77% 0.42%
Families 1.91% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Prosperity, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prosperity to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 229 42nd
Population Density1 # 198 50th
Diversity Index2 # 83 79th
Median Household Income # 82 79th
Per Capita Income # 125 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.