See biography by A. W. Raitt (1970); study by M. A. Smith (1973).
There were 678 households out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $64,063, and the median income for a family was $68,542. Males had a median income of $50,223 versus $35,707 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,672. About 6.1% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Well-known residents include LeAnn Rimes as well as current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Torii Hunter and former Dallas Cowboys football player Deion Sanders who own large parcels of land. Many residents are professionals who commute to McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas and neighboring communities.
Prosper was named in the D Magazine 2008 Best Suburbs List as the 11th Best Suburb in the Dallas Metropolitian Area