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 3,685 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Port Reading Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map

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Port Reading, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,685
Population in Households 3,684
Population in Familes 3,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,643
Diversity Index2 67
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,271
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 980
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 835 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 437 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $262,338
Average Home Value $271,621
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,709
Average Household Income $84,651
Per Capita Income $30,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% 0.06%
Households -0.18% 0.08%
Families -0.35% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 309 43rd
Population Density1 # 362 34th
Diversity Index2 # 99 82nd
Median Household Income # 298 46th
Per Capita Income # 389 29th

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