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Port Reading, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Port Reading Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.5616 and longitude -74.244. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Port Reading 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 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.

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


Total Population 3,703
Population in Households 3,703
Population in Familes 3,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,651
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 1,273
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 842 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $241,022
Average Home Value $258,986


Median Household Income $75,867
Average Household Income $83,469
Per Capita Income $29,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% 0.21%
Households -0.18% 0.14%
Families -0.48% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.


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, 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 # 310 43rd
Population Density1 # 361 34th
Diversity Index2 # 93 83rd
Median Household Income # 267 51st
Per Capita Income # 392 28th

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