Swedesboro, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Swedesboro, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Swedesboro had a population of 2,642 as of July 1, 2016. Swedesboro 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 Swedesboro is located at latitude 39.7459 and longitude -75.3109 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Swedesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Borough of Swedesboro (GNIS ID: 885415) 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 Swedesboro 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 Swedesboro: Laddtown, Raccoon, Swedesborough.

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


Total Population 2,642
Population in Households 2,641
Population in Familes 2,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,649
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 376 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $218,750
Average Home Value $205,329


Median Household Income $63,166
Average Household Income $71,786
Per Capita Income $25,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.27%
Households 0.25% 0.23%
Families 0.2% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Swedesboro, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swedesboro 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 # 364 33rd
Population Density1 # 182 67th
Diversity Index2 # 91 84th
Median Household Income # 374 32nd
Per Capita Income # 474 13th

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