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Colonia, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Colonia Census Designated Place had a population of 17,896 as of July 1, 2016. Colonia ranks in the upper 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 Colonia is located at latitude 40.5941 and longitude -74.3138 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Colonia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Colonia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389346) 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 Colonia Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colonia 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 Colonia: Colonia Station, Houtenville.

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


Total Population 17,896
Population in Households 17,888
Population in Familes 16,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 4,577
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 6,140
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 4,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,465 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 676 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $358,099
Average Home Value $389,927


Median Household Income $93,294
Average Household Income $111,193
Per Capita Income $38,084
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.39%
Households -0.05% 0.29%
Families -0.03% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Colonia, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonia 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 # 60 89th
Population Density1 # 125 77th
Diversity Index2 # 200 63rd
Median Household Income # 165 70th
Per Capita Income # 264 52nd

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