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Frenchtown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Frenchtown had a population of 1,398 as of July 1, 2016. Frenchtown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Frenchtown is located at latitude 40.5312 and longitude -75.0514 in Hunterdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Frenchtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Hunterdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Borough of Frenchtown (GNIS ID: 885227) 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 Frenchtown 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 Frenchtown: Alexandria, Sunbeam.

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


Total Population 1,398
Population in Households 1,383
Population in Familes 1,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,107
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 612
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $309,048
Average Home Value $346,622


Median Household Income $69,139
Average Household Income $85,298
Per Capita Income $37,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.16%
Households 0.42% 0.2%
Families 0.39% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Frenchtown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frenchtown 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 # 438 20th
Population Density1 # 421 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 448 18th
Median Household Income # 330 40th
Per Capita Income # 269 51st

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