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Colonia, New Jersey - Basic Facts

Colonia is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Colonia Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.5745 and longitude -74.3021. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Colonia Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colonia: Colonia Station, Houtenville.

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Colonia, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 17,937
Population in Households 17,929
Population in Familes 16,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 4,588
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,202
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 5,014
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,533 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 670 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $298,127
Average Home Value $322,678


Median Household Income $92,774
Average Household Income $109,766
Per Capita Income $37,890
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.45%
Households 0.16% 0.45%
Families 0.16% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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, 2014 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 # 56 90th
Population Density1 # 120 78th
Diversity Index2 # 202 63rd
Median Household Income # 168 69th
Per Capita Income # 234 57th

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