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Bound Brook, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bound Brook had a population of 10,872 as of July 1, 2016. Bound Brook 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 Bound Brook is located at latitude 40.5677 and longitude -74.5372 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bound Brook (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Bound Brook (GNIS ID: 885166) 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 Bound Brook 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 Bound Brook: Boundbreak, Boundbrook, Bridgewater.

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


Total Population 10,872
Population in Households 10,849
Population in Familes 8,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 6,553
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,711
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 2,510
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,704 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,007 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $284,306
Average Home Value $295,628


Median Household Income $61,802
Average Household Income $82,178
Per Capita Income $28,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.71%
Households 0.55% 0.64%
Families 0.49% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Bound Brook, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bound Brook 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 # 129 77th
Population Density1 # 70 87th
Diversity Index2 # 47 92nd
Median Household Income # 386 29th
Per Capita Income # 433 21st

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