Paulsboro, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Paulsboro, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Paulsboro had a population of 5,958 as of July 1, 2016. Paulsboro ranks in the upper 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 Paulsboro is located at latitude 39.84 and longitude -75.24 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Paulsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Borough of Paulsboro (GNIS ID: 885344) 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 Paulsboro 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 Paulsboro: Crown Point, Paulsborough.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,958
Population in Households 5,950
Population in Familes 4,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 3,144
Diversity Index2 67
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,233
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,548
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,213 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,020 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $134,184
Average Home Value $181,575
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,970
Average Household Income $47,302
Per Capita Income $17,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.23%
Households -0.37% -0.21%
Families -0.43% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Paulsboro, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paulsboro 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 # 234 57th
Population Density1 # 217 60th
Diversity Index2 # 109 80th
Median Household Income # 531 3rd
Per Capita Income # 533 2nd

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