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Prosser is a city in Benton County, in the Kennewick-Richland-Pasco metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. William Prosser, who established a trading post here in 1882.

The latitude of Prosser is 46.206N. The longitude is -119.767W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,053.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,185
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prosser demographic reports
Prosser is on the Yakima River.
Former and merged names include:
· Prosser Falls
· Yakima Falls
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Balloon Rally - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Scottish Fest - June 16, 2007
  • Kestrel Festival - June 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Prosser web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Prosser demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Richland-Kennewick area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99350 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Prosser residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prosser ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prosser was $16,302, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Prosser residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Prosser, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $941.


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Libraries in Prosser include Prosser Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Prosser include Prosser Record-Bulletin

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prosser political report.

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The average commute time for Prosser workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Prosser include Best Western.

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