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Fords, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fords Census Designated Place had a population of 15,447 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Fords, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,447
Population in Households 15,447
Population in Familes 13,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,866
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 5,459
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 4,052
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,904 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,554 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $271,041
Average Home Value $275,250


Median Household Income $80,282
Average Household Income $93,046
Per Capita Income $33,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.47%
Households 0.26% 0.41%
Families 0.19% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, 2015 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 87th
Median Household Income # 233 57th
Per Capita Income # 330 40th

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