Prospect Park Mercer County, New Jersey

Prospect Park: Borough in Passaic County, New Jersey

About

Prospect Park is a city located in the county of Mercer in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,865 and a population density of 4,814 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,817 inhabitants.

The city was created 121 years ago in 1901.

Prospect Park Quick Facts

Population : 5,817 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Mercer County
Different from : Prospect Park
Area : 1.22 km2
Altitude : 774 feet / 236 meters
Establishment : March 03, 1901 (121 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 12:52:39 (26th May 2022)
Density : 4,774 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.83% (2010-2020)
Prospect Park locator map
Location of Prospect Park on New Jersey map.
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GoffleHill Quarry
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Geography

Prospect Park is located at 40°14'25"N 74°45'59"W (40.2403900, -74.7662700). It has 4 neighbors: Haledon, Hawthorne, North Haledon and Paterson.

Prospect Park map

Prospect Park has 4 neighbours.

  • Haledon town in Passaic County, New Jersey
  • Hawthorne Hawthorne is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey
  • North Haledon borough of New Jersey, United States
  • Paterson city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Prospect Park decreased by 0.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,865 - census
2011 5,893 0.48% estimation process
2012 5,884 -0.15% estimation process
2013 5,883 -0.02% estimation process
2014 5,880 -0.05% estimation process
2015 5,879 -0.02% estimation process
2016 5,869 -0.17% estimation process
2017 5,871 0.03% estimation process
2018 5,858 -0.22% estimation process
2019 5,843 -0.26% estimation process
2020 5,817 -0.45% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 42,708
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 43,124
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 43,228
April 1, 2010 Population : 43,079
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.0%
People over 65 (%) : 16.0%
Female persons, % : 48.4%
White only, percent : 75.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 18.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 2.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 72.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,955
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.6%

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $147,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,134
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $434
2015-2019 median gross rent : $634
2015-2019 Households : 17,084
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.22
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 70.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 32.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 125,972
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 707,733
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,091,744
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,191,673
2012 total retail sales per capita : $27,596
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,253
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,073
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 4,092
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,959
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,343
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 434
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,310
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 454
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,151
2010 population per square mile : 1,198.4
2010 land area in square miles : 35.95

People born in Prospect Park (1)

American writer Lini De Vries was born in Prospect Park

Schools in Prospect Park

College & universities near Prospect Park, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
187046 Thomas Edison State University Trenton (NJ) 08608

Stations (28)

Amtrak & bus stations near Prospect Park, NJ

Code Name Address Type
TRE Trenton Transit Center 72 South Clinton Avenue RAIL
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL
CWH Cornwells Heights 700 Station Ave. RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
PNK Pennsauken, NJ 215 Derousse Avenue BUS

Post offices near Prospect Park

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Post Office Trenton (NJ) 08608

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Mercer County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Mercer County , NJ.

City Name Population Title
Trenton 82,957 Capital of New Jersey, United States and seat of Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Ewing 36,442 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Lawrence 32,595 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton 30,879 Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
West Windsor 28,517 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Robbinsville 14,495 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
White Horse 9,494 Census designated place in New Jersey
Twin Rivers 7,443 Neighborhood
Hightstown 5,276 Borough in Mercer County, New Jersey
Pennington 2,607 Borough of New Jersey
Princeton Junction 2,465 Town
Hopewell 1,897 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Millstone 410 Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Prospect Park distances to largest New Jersey cities