Prospect Park, New Jersey Population 2024

6,174

Prospect Park is a city located in Passaic County New Jersey. Prospect Park has a 2024 population of 6,174. Prospect Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -2.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,352 in 2020.

The average household income in Prospect Park is $84,574 with a poverty rate of 17.33%. The median age in Prospect Park is 35.5 years: 30.4 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Prospect Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prospect Park was:

  • White: 53.34%
  • Black or African American: 17.11%
  • Other race: 16.24%
  • Two or more races: 10.02%
  • Asian: 3.13%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
13,270.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.8% (-178)
The current population of Prospect Park, New Jersey is 6,174 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,352.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,36053.34%
Black or African American1,07817.11%
Other race1,02316.24%
Two or more races63110.02%
Asian1973.13%
Native American100.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Prospect Park Population by Race

Prospect Park Population Pyramid 2024

Prospect Park Median Age

35.5

Total

30.4

Male

38.9

Female

Prospect Park Adults

There are 4,569 adults, (625 of whom are seniors) in Prospect Park.

Prospect Park Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Prospect Park Sex Ratio

Female3,07248.77%
Male3,22751.23%

Prospect Park Population by Age

Prospect Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8923.3337.362.7
Married6554.7966.133.9
Female5923.3118.981.1
Non Family4341.3226.373.7
Male2112.9522.377.7

3.79

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

37.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prospect Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2606.9%
Associates Degree1574.17%
Bachelors Degree55414.71%
Graduate Degree3158.36%
High School Graduate1,66644.24%
Less Than 9th Grade2436.45%
Some College57115.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prospect Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prospect Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2,0431,808325
White1,037916293
Other Race578534143
Black574448144
2+ Races31530237
Asian14412389
Native American10103

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.81%.

Prospect Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,375$57,756$75,893
Graduate Degree$58,810$36,645$62,188
High School Graduate$37,619$38,638$26,773
Less Than 9th Grade$46,417$56,009$0
Overall$40,530$41,988$38,170
Some College$32,083$39,700$27,000

$40,530

Average Earnings

$41,988

Average Male

$38,170

Average Female

Prospect Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prospect Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prospect Park Language

38.35% of Prospect Park residents speak only English, while 61.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.59% of the population.

Prospect Park Language

Prospect Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,46160417.45%
Multiple59531252.44%
Other1,02324523.95%
White1,43017612.31%
Black1,07816315.12%
Asian1972211.17%

17.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.41%

Male Poverty Rate

23.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prospect Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prospect Park is Multiple, with 52.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prospect Park is Asian, with 11.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.43%.

Prospect Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.63%
Some College11.26%
Less Than 9th Grade10.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.07%

Prospect Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.7%
Female Employed11.6%
Male Employed1.2%
Female Unemployed0%

Prospect Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prospect Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,167$91,994
Households$54,271$84,574
Married Families$97,847$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,625$50,630

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prospect Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Prospect Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prospect Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Prospect Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prospect Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

32

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam32
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Prospect Park Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7421
75+11
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Prospect Park Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black212.87%
White110.43%

Prospect Park Veterans by Race

Prospect Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

65.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prospect Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Prospect Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prospect Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prospect Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.6%

Born in Prospect Park

61.98%

Native Born

38.02%

Foreign Born

13.88%

Non Citizen

24.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.98% of Prospect Park residents were born in the United States, with 53.6% having been born in New Jersey. 13.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prospect Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,953-44-0.73%
20285,997-44-0.73%
20276,041-45-0.74%
20266,086-44-0.72%
20256,130-44-0.71%
20246,174-45-0.72%
20236,219-19-0.3%
20226,238-62-0.98%
20216,300-52-0.82%
20206,3525128.77%
20195,840-15-0.26%
20185,855-13-0.22%
20175,86830.05%
20165,865-10-0.17%
20155,875-1-0.02%
20145,876-3-0.05%
20135,879-2-0.03%
20125,881-9-0.15%
20115,890250.43%
20105,86500%
20005,77972614.37%
19905,053-89-1.73%
19805,142-34-0.66%
19705,176-25-0.48%
19605,201-41-0.78%
19505,242-472-8.26%
19405,714-195-3.3%
19305,9091,61737.67%
19204,2921,57357.85%
19102,719-3,234-54.33%
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Prospect Park Population by Year