Prospect Park, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Prospect Park had a population of 6,464 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.8879 and longitude -75.3082 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Prospect Park 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.

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Prospect Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,464
Population in Households 6,296
Population in Familes 4,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density2 8,867
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $60,744
Average Household Income $73,060
Per Capita Income $28,894


Total Housing Units 2,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,471 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,035 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $189,596
Average Home Value $197,451


Total Households 2,506
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,546
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.02% 0.01%
Households -0.06% -0.06%
Families -0.24% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2018 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 # 462 74th
Median Household Income # 467 74th
Per Capita Income # 655 63rd

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