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Overview

Introduction to Prospect Park, New Jersey

Prospect Park, New Jersey, in Passaic County, is 1 mile N of Paterson, New Jersey and 13 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Prospect Park History

Prospect Park was established on March 13, 1901 from portions of Manchester Township. It was named after the park in Brooklyn, New York. Passaic County was created on February 7, 1837 from parts of the Bergen and Essex counties.

Prospect Park and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Alwood Branch
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Campgaw Mountain

Things To Do In Prospect Park

Local parks include Prospect Park, Battery Park, Blauvelt State Park and Pascack Brook County Park. The Meadowlands Museum, the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, the New Jersey Children's Museum, and the New Jersey Naval Museum are some of the popular museums accessible from Prospect Park. The Bergen County Zoological Park, the Glen Rock Arboretum, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all nearby as well.

Prospect Park Transportation

Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Prospect Park Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include William Paterson University, Bergen Community College, Passaic County Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,919
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+2,803
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,882
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,514

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,772
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15%
Median Gross Rent$1,291
Median House Value$249,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.8%
West Indian4.5%
Arab4.2%
Albanian3.3%
Dutch2.8%
Italian2.7%
Syrian2.3%
Jamaican2%
Haitian1.5%
Palestinian1.4%
Irish1.3%
German1.2%
Polish0.5%
English0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
African0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Prospect Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7508
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.96
Approximate Longitude-74.18

Prospect Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fair Lawn33,205$117,667
Haledon8,399$72,633
Hawthorne18,950$107,974
North Haledon8,490$114,554
Paterson146,894$38,006
Totowa10,900$110,926

Prospect Park Public Schools

Prospect Park School No. 1
94 Brown Avenue
ZIP: 7508
(973) 790-7909
Primary
Total Enrollment 866

Prospect Park Private Schools

Al-hikmah Elementary School
278 N 8th St
ZIP: 7508
Elementary
Total Enrollment 247
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