Helmetta, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Helmetta, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Helmetta had a population of 2,192 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Helmetta is located at latitude 40.3786 and longitude -74.4235 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Helmetta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Helmetta (GNIS ID: 885250) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Helmetta: Railroad Mills.

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


Total Population 2,192
Population in Households 2,192
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,579
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 890
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $243,282
Average Home Value $283,520


Median Household Income $82,592
Average Household Income $92,593
Per Capita Income $37,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.34%
Households -0.02% 0.2%
Families -0.05% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Helmetta, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helmetta 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 # 388 29th
Population Density1 # 268 51st
Diversity Index2 # 284 48th
Median Household Income # 224 59th
Per Capita Income # 273 50th

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