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Blackwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Blackwood Census Designated Place had a population of 4,707 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blackwood is located at latitude 39.7992 and longitude -75.0638 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Blackwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Blackwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389213) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Blackwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Gloucester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Camden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackwood 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 Blackwood: Blackwoodtown.

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


Total Population 4,707
Population in Households 4,707
Population in Familes 4,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,838
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,736
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,326 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 410 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $176,240
Average Home Value $184,778


Median Household Income $71,126
Average Household Income $79,372
Per Capita Income $29,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.39%
Households 0.46% 0.32%
Families 0.51% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Blackwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackwood 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 # 272 50th
Population Density1 # 170 69th
Diversity Index2 # 312 43rd
Median Household Income # 314 43rd
Per Capita Income # 410 25th

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