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Laurence Harbor, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Laurence Harbor Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.4486 and longitude -74.2507. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The formal official name is the Laurence Harbor Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laurence Harbor, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Laurence Harbor indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Laurence Harbor Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

Laurence Harbor Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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


Total Population 6,436
Population in Households 6,428
Population in Familes 5,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 2,222
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,492
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,734
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,955 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $242,910
Average Home Value $254,348


Median Household Income $81,108
Average Household Income $98,452
Per Capita Income $38,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% 0.14%
Households -0.41% 0.1%
Families -0.44% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
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.


Laurence Harbor, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurence Harbor 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 # 218 60th
Population Density1 # 305 44th
Diversity Index2 # 184 67th
Median Household Income # 226 59th
Per Capita Income # 227 59th

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