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Colonia, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Colonia Census Designated Place had a population of 18,404 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colonia: Colonia Station, Houtenville.

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Colonia, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,404
Daytime Population: Workers 2,694
Daytime Population: Residents 8,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 18,396
Population in Familes 16,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 4,707
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $94,517
Average Household Income $113,258
Per Capita Income $38,863


Total Housing Units 6,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,578 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 748 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $361,600
Average Home Value $400,273


Total Households 6,326
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 5,115
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.57%
Households 0.37% 0.48%
Families 0.37% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2017 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 # 58 90th
Population Density # 120 78th
Diversity Index # 195 64th
Median Household Income # 170 69th
Per Capita Income # 262 52nd

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