Prospect Park, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prospect Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Prospect Park had a population of 5,910 as of July 1, 2017. Prospect Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect Park is located at latitude 40.9415 and longitude -74.1744 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Prospect Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Borough of Prospect Park (GNIS ID: 885362) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prospect Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prospect Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,910
Daytime Population: Workers 921
Daytime Population: Residents 2,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,802
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 5,908
Population in Familes 5,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 12,426
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $59,729
Average Household Income $77,630
Per Capita Income $23,512


Total Housing Units 1,953 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 744 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,045 (53.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $278,571
Average Home Value $290,659


Total Households 1,789
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 1,448
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.18%
Households -0.06% 0.08%
Families -0.08% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

Prospect Park, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect Park to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 239 56th
Population Density # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 407 26th
Per Capita Income # 504 8th

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