Boonton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boonton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Boonton had a population of 8,491 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Boonton is located at latitude 40.9038 and longitude -74.4064 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boonton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Town of Boonton (GNIS ID: 885164) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boonton: Booneton, Boonetown, Boun Town, Old Forge.

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


Total Population 8,491
Population in Households 8,366
Population in Familes 6,654
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density1 3,636
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 3,281
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,863 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,418 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $411,545
Average Home Value $440,271


Median Household Income $86,648
Average Household Income $108,633
Per Capita Income $42,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.29%
Households 0.23% 0.24%
Families 0.21% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Boonton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boonton 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 # 172 69th
Population Density1 # 185 66th
Diversity Index2 # 173 68th
Median Household Income # 194 65th
Per Capita Income # 190 65th

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