Prospect Park, New Jersey

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Prospect Park is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,779.

Prospect Park was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 13, 1901, from portions of the now-defunct Manchester Township.[7]



Prospect Park is located at 40°56′07″N 74°10′23″W / 40.935348°N 74.173173°W / 40.935348; -74.173173 (40.935348, -74.173173).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,779 people, 1,822 households, and 1,432 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,043.7 people per square mile (4,648.5/km2). There were 1,889 housing units at an average density of 3,936.8/sq mi (1,519.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 61.17% White, 13.65% African American, 0.42% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 13.70% from other races, and 7.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.26% of the population.

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