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Fords, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fords Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.5438 and longitude -74.3129. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The formal official name is the Fords Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fords, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fords indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 15,467
Population in Households 15,467
Population in Familes 13,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,874
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 5,461
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 4,038
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,934 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,527 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $251,883
Average Home Value $259,925


Median Household Income $80,173
Average Household Income $90,973
Per Capita Income $32,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.64%
Households 0.33% 0.58%
Families 0.16% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.


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, 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 # 70 87th
Population Density1 # 82 85th
Diversity Index2 # 69 88th
Median Household Income # 232 58th
Per Capita Income # 332 39th

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