Prosperity, SC Population

Population: 1,047. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,098 (+4.9% change)
Males: 460 (43.9%), Females: 587 (56.1%)

Newberry County

Zip code: 29127

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $30,875
Median house value: $82,600

Races in Prosperity:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.3%)
  • Black (44.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (14.6%), German (9.7%), Irish (6.2%), English (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), Dutch (1.2%).

Elevation: 541 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prosperity

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prosperity town

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -88 (-7.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Prosperity:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prosperity:

  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 35 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 56 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 65 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Abbreviation: AGS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Prosperity:

  • NEWBERRY COUNTY (about 10 miles; NEWBERRY, SC; Abbreviation: 27J)
  • SALUDA COUNTY (about 27 miles; SALUDA, SC; Abbreviation: 6J4)
  • FAIRFIELD COUNTY (about 31 miles; WINNSBORO, SC; Abbreviation: FDW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prosperity:

  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 39 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 40 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,429)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 46 miles; AIKEN, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)

Schools

Public high school in Prosperity:

  • MID-CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 6794 U. S. HWY. 76; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Prosperity:

  • MID CAROLINA MIDDLE (Students: 559; Location: 6834 U S HWY 76; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PROSPERITY-RIKARD ELEMENTARY (Students: 477; Location: 381 SOUTH WHEELER AVE.; Grades: KG – 05)

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