Middlesex County NJ Information


Middlesex County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 843,361
Population in Households 819,856
Population in Familes 695,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,505
Population Density1 2,730
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 289,879
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 208,807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 306,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185,030 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 104,849 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,246 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $336,294
Average Home Value $366,935


Median Household Income $81,148
Average Household Income $103,632
Per Capita Income $36,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.76%
Households 0.49% 0.66%
Families 0.46% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.


Middlesex County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middlesex County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents 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 # 2 95th
Population Density1 # 6 76th
Diversity Index2 # 6 76th
Median Household Income # 7 71st
Per Capita Income # 9 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.