Franklin Center CDP, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Franklin Center CDP, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place had a population of 5,069 as of July 1, 2016. Franklin Center CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin Center CDP is located at latitude 40.5315 and longitude -74.5414 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Franklin Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583990) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin Center CDP 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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Franklin Center CDP, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,069
Population in Households 4,746
Population in Familes 3,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 323
Population Density1 770
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,183
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,520
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,835 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $406,237
Average Home Value $431,499


Median Household Income $93,753
Average Household Income $131,669
Per Capita Income $59,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 1.39%
Households 2.19% 1.3%
Families 2.39% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Franklin Center CDP, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin Center CDP 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 # 253 54th
Population Density1 # 451 17th
Diversity Index2 # 186 66th
Median Household Income # 160 71st
Per Capita Income # 73 87th

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