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Prospect is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,707. New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.7 km² (14.5 mi²). 37.1 km² (14.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.58% water. Prospect is southeast of Waterbury. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,707 people, 3,020 households, and 2,455 families residing in the town. The population density was 234.8/km² (608.1/mi²). There were 3,094 housing units at an average density of 83.4/km² (216.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.31% White, 1.42% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,020 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.16. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which generally forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $67,560, and the median income for a family was $74,038. Males had a median income of $50,796 versus $35,806 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,827. 1.0% of the population and 0.9% of families were below the poverty line. 0.8% of those under the age of 18 and 2.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Elected Officials

Mayor Robert (Bob) J. Chatfield (R)
(Since 1978)
Town Clerk M. Carrie Anderson (R)
Town Treasurer James E. Duffy (R)
Tax Collector Diane M. Lauber (R)

as of 2003 elections


Robert J. Chatfield, the longest serving chief elected official in the state has held the title of mayor in Prospect for 15 terms. Only one elected official has served longer, Sen. George "Doc" Gunther, R-Stratford, who is currently serving his 20th term.


In 1967, Prospect switched from first selectman to chief administrative officer, and in 1975, began running under the mayoral form of government. Chatfield, a Republican, was elected to that office on Nov. 7, 1977, and became the second mayor of the town, following George Szabo. Since that time, he has been the only mayor many Prospect residents have known.


His most memorable moment in office came when he coined the phrase "The Best Small Town in Connecticut," which has become a favorite among residents. In the late 1990s, Connecticut Magazine named the town one of the worst small towns in the state based on statistics compiled by various agencies. The statement so riled Chatfield, he and several other area chief officials wrote to the magazine supporting Prospect. The day the magazine came out, Chatfield said, he went to a sign company and ordered tags and bumper stickers claiming Prospect as the "Best Small Town in Connecticut." The tags were placed on all town vehicles, and have remained there since.


Schools

The town of Prospect is combined with Beacon Falls to create Region 16. Beacon Falls is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...

  • Algonquin School (Grades K-3)
  • Community School (Grades 4-5)
  • Long River Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Woodland Regional High School (Grades 9-12)

Churches

  • Prospect Congregational Church

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Restaurants

  • Subway
  • The Prospect Dairy Bar
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Spill the Beans
  • Cafe 68
  • Senor Ponchos
  • Hometown Pizza
  • Baki's Pizzeria[1]
  • Anna's Prospect Pizza

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External links

Further reading

  • John R. Guevin - View from the Top - the story of Prospect, Connecticut, 1995, Biographical Publishing Company, ISBN 0-9637240-3-7

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