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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Prospect Park had a population of 6,488 as of July 1, 2017. Prospect Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prospect Park is located at latitude 39.8861 and longitude -75.3074 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Prospect Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Borough of Prospect Park (GNIS ID: 1215192) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prospect Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prospect Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,488
Daytime Population: Workers 1,799
Daytime Population: Residents 3,043
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 6,320
Population in Familes 4,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density2 8,900
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $62,581
Average Household Income $74,318
Per Capita Income $29,445


Total Housing Units 2,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,524 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 997 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $188,798
Average Home Value $195,702


Total Households 2,521
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,565
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.11%
Households 0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.11% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Prospect Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prospect Park to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 182 90th
Population Density # 19 99th
Diversity Index # 466 74th
Median Household Income # 376 79th
Per Capita Income # 561 68th

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