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Belle Mead, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Belle Mead Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Somerset County at latitude 40.4624 and longitude -74.6744. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Belle Mead 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 Belle Mead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belle Mead: Belle Meade, Bellemead.

Belle Mead Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Belle Mead, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 233
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 315
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (97.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 3.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $670,000
Average Home Value $726,875


Median Household Income $167,676
Average Household Income $205,144
Per Capita Income $63,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.8% 1.5%
Households 1.76% 1.61%
Families 4.91% 1.53%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   4.07%
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.


Belle Mead, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Mead 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 # 518 5th
Population Density1 # 521 5th
Diversity Index2 # 233 58th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 31 94th

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