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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.

People

Total Population 5,924
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,707
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,246
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 9%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,298
Median House Value $254,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.5%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 1.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Prospect Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07508
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07538
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.936
Longitude -74.174

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)

Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fair Lawn 33,164 $111,367
Haledon 8,412 $69,680
Hawthorne 18,989 $102,687
North Haledon 8,507 $110,139
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Totowa 10,931 $101,645

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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