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Prospect Park, NJ Community Information

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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
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 5,964 Population Density / Mile: 12,556
    Median Age: 35.17 Number of Households: 1,827
    Average Household Size: 3.264 Households with Children: 737
    Median Household Income: $52,068
  • Population
    Population: 5,964 Population Density / Mile: 12,556
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 3.2% Male Population: 2,870
    Female Population: 3,094 Median Age: 35.17
  • Households
    Number of Households: 1,827 Average Household Size: 3.264
    Households with Children: 737 Households without Children: 747
    Family Households: 1,484 Non-Family Households: 74
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $52,068 Average Household Income: $71,871
    Per Capita Income: $22,017 Average Total Household Expenditure: $68,192
  • 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.

  • Employment
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  
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  11 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  14 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  16 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  1 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  13 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  9 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  40 Locations
PET SERVICES  1 Locations
SHOPPING  22 Locations
School Information:
NUMBER 1, PROSPECT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Manchester Reg H (Secondary School) View Report
Number 1 Prospect Park (Elementary School) View Report

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Prospect Park, NJ Community Information

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