Medford Lakes, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Medford Lakes, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Medford Lakes had a population of 4,165 as of July 1, 2016. Medford Lakes ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medford Lakes is located at latitude 39.8536 and longitude -74.8117 in Burlington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Medford Lakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Burlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Borough of Medford Lakes (GNIS ID: 885295) 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 Medford Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Medford Lakes: Aetna Furnace, Ballinger's Mills, Etna, Etna Furnace, Etna Mills, Taunton Furnace.

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Medford Lakes, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,165
Population in Households 4,165
Population in Familes 3,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,586
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,183
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,380 (88.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $298,714
Average Home Value $361,920


Median Household Income $106,338
Average Household Income $130,699
Per Capita Income $46,505
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.18%
Households -0.01% 0.15%
Families -0.04% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Medford Lakes, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford Lakes to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 294 46th
Population Density1 # 189 66th
Diversity Index2 # 520 5th
Median Household Income # 116 79th
Per Capita Income # 153 72nd

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