Port Reading, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Reading, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Port Reading Census Designated Place had a population of 3,774 as of July 1, 2017. Port Reading 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 Port Reading is located at latitude 40.5616 and longitude -74.244 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Port Reading Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Port Reading Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389698) 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 Port Reading Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Reading population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Port Reading, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,774
Daytime Population: Workers 768
Daytime Population: Residents 1,780
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 3,773
Population in Familes 3,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,681
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $78,311
Average Household Income $88,652
Per Capita Income $31,292


Total Housing Units 1,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $327,110
Average Home Value $325,091


Total Households 1,289
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 992
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.27%
Households 0.06% 0.19%
Families -0.08% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Port Reading, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Reading to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 308 44th
Population Density # 361 34th
Diversity Index # 85 85th
Median Household Income # 275 50th
Per Capita Income # 386 29th

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