Princeton Meadows, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Princeton Meadows, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Princeton Meadows Census Designated Place had a population of 14,444 as of July 1, 2016. Princeton Meadows ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Princeton Meadows is located at latitude 40.3339 and longitude -74.5661 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Princeton Meadows Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Princeton Meadows Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389709) 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 Princeton Meadows Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plainsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton Meadows population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Princeton Meadows, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,444
Population in Households 14,444
Population in Familes 11,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,953
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 6,151
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,249 (34.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,902 (60.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $354,976
Average Home Value $412,628


Median Household Income $82,042
Average Household Income $103,424
Per Capita Income $43,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.76%
Households 0.46% 0.61%
Families 0.4% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Princeton Meadows, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton Meadows to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 83 85th
Population Density1 # 63 89th
Diversity Index2 # 99 82nd
Median Household Income # 229 58th
Per Capita Income # 179 67th

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