Richwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Richwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Richwood Census Designated Place had a population of 3,523 as of July 1, 2016. Richwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richwood is located at latitude 39.716 and longitude -75.1724 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Richwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Richwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584022) 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 Richwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harrison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gloucester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richwood 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 Richwood: Campbell's Crossroads, Five Points, Mount Pleasant, White Horse.

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


Total Population 3,523
Population in Households 3,513
Population in Familes 3,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,071
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 905
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $371,774
Average Home Value $408,308


Median Household Income $141,256
Average Household Income $158,930
Per Capita Income $48,874
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.24%
Families 0.05% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Richwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richwood 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 # 323 41st
Population Density1 # 508 7th
Diversity Index2 # 374 32nd
Median Household Income # 28 95th
Per Capita Income # 129 77th

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