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


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Franklin Park CDP, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Franklin Park Census Designated Place had a population of 13,652 as of July 1, 2016. Franklin Park CDP 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 Franklin Park CDP is located at latitude 40.4445 and longitude -74.5426 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Franklin Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Franklin Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583991) 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 Park 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 Park 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 Park Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map

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Franklin Park CDP, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,652
Population in Households 13,575
Population in Familes 11,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 5,242
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 5,346
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 3,503
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,059 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,287 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $264,946
Average Home Value $306,503


Median Household Income $91,335
Average Household Income $104,741
Per Capita Income $40,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.43%
Households 0.11% 0.27%
Families 0.12% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 Park CDP, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin Park 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 # 89 84th
Population Density1 # 99 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 66 88th
Median Household Income # 174 68th
Per Capita Income # 210 62nd

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