Jamesburg, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamesburg, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jamesburg had a population of 6,273 as of July 1, 2016. Jamesburg 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 Jamesburg is located at latitude 40.349 and longitude -74.4402 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jamesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Borough of Jamesburg (GNIS ID: 885263) 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 Jamesburg 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 Jamesburg: Buckalews Bogs, Jamesburgh.

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


Total Population 6,273
Population in Households 6,259
Population in Familes 5,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 7,150
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 2,287
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,568
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,382 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 905 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $289,773
Average Home Value $309,624


Median Household Income $59,621
Average Household Income $78,210
Per Capita Income $28,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.97%
Households 0.83% 0.89%
Families 0.8% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Jamesburg, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamesburg 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 # 224 59th
Population Density1 # 60 89th
Diversity Index2 # 85 85th
Median Household Income # 404 26th
Per Capita Income # 424 22nd

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