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The small town of Prospect Park, New Jersey is home to slightly less than 6,000 people. Families with children will feel welcome, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals outpace national averages as well. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 33, are decidedly younger than most cities in New Jersey. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the town, and 56% of residents rent their homes. At $1,357 a month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.
Prospect Park residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes, faster than the state average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the town. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
Prospect Park has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (24%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Prospect Park, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries make up 28% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the town's population works in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of almost $68K, Prospect Park workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in New Jersey. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
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