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Fords, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fords Census Designated Place had a population of 15,879 as of July 1, 2017. Fords ranks in the upper 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 Fords is located at latitude 40.5438 and longitude -74.3129 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Fords Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Fords Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389094) 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 Fords Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fords population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 15,879
Daytime Population: Workers 3,120
Daytime Population: Residents 7,560
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,680
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 15,879
Population in Familes 13,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,989
Diversity Index3 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,563
Average Household Income $96,308
Per Capita Income $34,004

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,929 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,648 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $310,555
Average Home Value $304,352
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,577
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 4,125
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.65%
Households 0.48% 0.56%
Families 0.39% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Fords, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fords 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 # 71 87th
Population Density # 81 85th
Diversity Index # 62 89th
Median Household Income # 256 53rd
Per Capita Income # 343 37th

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