Prosper, Texas

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Prosper, Texas
—  Town  —
Motto: A place where everyone matters
Location of Prosper in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083
CountryUnited States United States
StateTexas Texas
CountiesCollin, Denton
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • Town CouncilRay Smith, Mayor
Kenneth Dugger
Jason Dixon
Curry Vogelsang Jr.
Danny Wilson
Ray Smith
 • Town Manager
Area
 • Total22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 • Land22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total9,423
 • DensityBad rounding here410/sq mi (Bad rounding here160/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75078
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-59696[1]
GNIS feature ID1344593[2]
Websitewww.prospertx.gov
 
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Prosper, Texas
—  Town  —
Motto: A place where everyone matters
Location of Prosper in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083Coordinates: 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.23833°N 96.79083°W / 33.23833; -96.79083
CountryUnited States United States
StateTexas Texas
CountiesCollin, Denton
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • Town CouncilRay Smith, Mayor
Kenneth Dugger
Jason Dixon
Curry Vogelsang Jr.
Danny Wilson
Ray Smith
 • Town Manager
Area
 • Total22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 • Land22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total9,423
 • DensityBad rounding here410/sq mi (Bad rounding here160/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75078
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-59696[1]
GNIS feature ID1344593[2]
Websitewww.prospertx.gov

Prosper is a wealthy suburban town located in Collin and Denton counties within the state of Texas, United States. The Town of Prosper is located within the Dallas- Fort Worth metropolitan area.The median single family home price is $401,000.As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,423.[3]

As of 2013, the estimated population is close to 15,000.

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Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the town of Prosper's population was 9,423. The racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 1.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 2.8% some other race, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.[3]

As of 2013,the median income for a family was $111,000.

About Prosper

Prosper was a small rural town on Preston Road (SH 289) in North Texas about 6 mi (9.7 km) north of Frisco, but in recent years – true to its name – it has prospered. Prosper has maintained a spacious country feel while developing into an upscale suburb, with rolling terrain, many trees and large single-family-home lots. Prosper is growing rapidly in terms of new home building (single family houses in the $250,000 to $3,000,000 + range). In addition to a long-time retail filling station, in 2004 Prosper saw its second and third retail establishments arrive: a Sonic restaurant, and an Exxon "On the Run" station. Since 2004, Prosper has added a Palios, CVS, Ernestos, Subway and many other establishments. The Gates of Prosper is a luxury $500 million dollar Retail Development set to start construction in 2014.

Many residents are professionals who commute to McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas and neighboring communities.

Prosper was named in the D Magazine 2010 Best Suburbs List as the 5th Best Suburb in the Dallas Metropolitan Area.[4]

Prosper High School cost $113.5 million to construct and is 590,000-square-feet, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and an indoor football practice facility.

Prosper is home to numerous full-service equestrian farms.

Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates the history, people and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's IBCA-sanctioned Barbecue Cookoff, a 5K race through the Prosper area, an art show and music festival and a Sunday Family Fellowship. The Sunday event is unique in that 80% of Prosper families attend local churches. The Family Fellowship is a once-a-year opportunity for the Prosper community celebrate with music, kite-flying and picnics.[5]

Geography

Prosper is located at 33°14′18″N 96°47′27″W / 33.238295°N 96.790850°W / 33.238295; -96.790850.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.1 km2), of which 22.6 square miles (58.5 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.09%, is water.[7]

Education

The Town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District.

Sports

Prosper High School Baseball team went to the State Championship Semi-Finals in Class A in 1982 & 1983 then won their first State Championship trophy in Class A Baseball in 1984 against Runge. Prosper High School won its first football state championship (AAA) in 2008. In 2008, Prosper took down Waco's La Vega High School 17 to 10 to win the 3A Championship. Prosper High School won the Boys Golf State Championship in 2011.

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