Prospect Park, Pennsylvania

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Prospect Park is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,594 at the 2000 census. It originated as a bedroom community of Philadelphia. It is located within ten miles of Center City, Philadelphia, with convenient rail access (SEPTA, and connection to Amtrak).



Prospect Park is located at 39°53′9″N 75°18′26″W / 39.88583°N 75.30722°W / 39.88583; -75.30722 (39.885712, -75.307166)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,594 people, 2,577 households, and 1,600 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,859.7 people per square mile (3,440.5/km²). There were 2,683 housing units at an average density of 3,604.9/sq mi (1,399.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.44% White, 1.38% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 2,577 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.20.

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