Prospect Park, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

The borough of Prospect Park was incorporated March 13, 1901 with a group of the earliest Hollander settlers in northern New Jersey. Since then, the majority of inhabitants today are of Dutch descent. During the Depression the Prospect Park National Bank and the Prospect Park Savings and Loan Association did not fall into debt and met all of its financial obligations to their clients. Currently, Prospect Park is one of the rare towns debt free. <br><br> As part of the great Commonwealth of New Jersey, Prospect Park once provided hunting and camping grounds for the Lenni Lenape Indians - a small, peaceful clan of the great Algonquin tribe, which is extinct in this part of the United States. Evidences of the existence of red men in these parts remain in various collections of relics, such as numerous arrowheads, pieces of pottery, parts of grinding stones and tomahawks, which were found in the territory that comprises Prospect Park. The first white settlers purchased their land from the Indians. Nelson's History relates the advent of the Westervelt and Ryerson families to this region, the purchase of tracts of land from the red men, the cultivation of their farms and the beginning of the territory's development.

General Information

Town Name: Prospect Park
City Hall:
Address: 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park NJ 07508
Phone Number: 973-790-7902
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 20 miles
Town Website: https://www.prospectpark.net/pp/
Library Website: https://www.bccls.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric: PSE&G

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 5,928
Population Density / Mile: 12,480
Median Age: 34.03
Number of Households: 1,816
Average Household Size: 3.264
Households with Children: 885
Median Household Income: $56,915

Population

Population: 5,928
Population Density / Mile: 12,480
Change in Population Since 2010: 2.58%
Male Population: 2,843
Female Population: 3,085
Median Age: 34.03

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 442
5-9 years: 375
10-14 years: 456
15-19 years: 428
20-24 years: 487
25-29 years: 432
30-34 years: 427
35-39 years: 430
40-44 years: 400
45-49 years: 386
50-54 years: 382
55-59 years: 351
60-64 years: 297
65-69 years: 241
70-74 years: 168
75-79 years: 100
80-84 years: 67
85+ years: 59

Households

Number of Households: 1,816
Average Household Size: 3.264
Households with Children: 885
Households without Children: 634
Family Households: 1,519
Non-Family Households: 30

Marital Status

Never Married: 1902
Now Married: 1900
Separated: 150
Widowed: 353
Divorced: 350

Income

Median Household Income: $56,915
Average Household Income: $69,794
Per Capita Income: $21,381
Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,108

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $0
25-44 years: $49,477
45-64 years: $62,482
Over 64 years: $23,712

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 120
$10,000-$15,000 59
$15,000-$20,000 100
$20,000-$25,000 100
$25,000-$30,000 84
$30,000-$35,000 103
$35,000-$40,000 92
$40,000-$45,000 64
$45,000-$50,000 72
$50,000-$60,000 172
$60,000-$75,000 203
$75,000-$100,000 248
$100,000-$125,000 211
$125,000-$150,000 85
$150,000-$200,000 50
$200,000-$250,000 30
$250,000-$500,000 13
$500,000 up 10

Education

Educational Climate Index: 3

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 250
Some High School: 303
High School Grad: 1521
Some College: 836
Associate Degree: 236
Bachelors Degree: 472
Graduate Degree: 122

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 66
Blue Collar: 34

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 51.55
Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7
Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 96
Lead 76
Nitrogen Oxide 152
Ozone 79
Particulate Matter 104
Air Pollution 101

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Automotive Services 11 Locations
Banks - Financial 3 Locations
Eating - Drinking 12 Locations
Government - Public 1 Locations
Health Care Services 11 Locations
Organizations - Associations 7 Locations
Personal Services 37 Locations
Pet Services 1 Locations
Shopping 23 Locations

Schools

Manchester Reg H Secondary
Number 1 Prospect Park Elementary

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