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Jamesburg, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jamesburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.349 and longitude -74.4402. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Jamesburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jamesburg, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jamesburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamesburg: Buckalews Bogs, Jamesburgh.

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


Total Population 6,116
Population in Households 6,102
Population in Familes 5,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 6,971
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 2,244
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,416 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 828 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $265,746
Average Home Value $304,008


Median Household Income $76,121
Average Household Income $89,079
Per Capita Income $32,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.79% 0.97%
Households 0.77% 0.94%
Families 0.72% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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, 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 # 228 58th
Population Density1 # 62 89th
Diversity Index2 # 92 83rd
Median Household Income # 264 52nd
Per Capita Income # 324 41st

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