Heathcote, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Heathcote, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Heathcote Census Designated Place had a population of 6,124 as of July 1, 2016. Heathcote ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Heathcote is located at latitude 40.3903 and longitude -74.5726 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Heathcote Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Heathcote Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389913) 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 Heathcote Census Designated Place is located within Township of South Brunswick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Heathcote population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Heathcote, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,124
Population in Households 6,124
Population in Familes 5,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,369
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 2,420
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,958 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 462 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $405,205
Average Home Value $438,675


Median Household Income $122,341
Average Household Income $144,598
Per Capita Income $57,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.88%
Households 0.64% 0.77%
Families 0.49% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Heathcote, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heathcote to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 227 59th
Population Density1 # 292 47th
Diversity Index2 # 105 81st
Median Household Income # 58 90th
Per Capita Income # 79 86th

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