Kingston, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kingston, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Kingston Census Designated Place had a population of 1,592 as of July 1, 2015. Kingston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Kingston is located at latitude 40.384 and longitude -74.6141 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Kingston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Kingston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390003) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingston: Kings Town, Kingstown.

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Kingston, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,592
Population in Households 1,555
Population in Familes 1,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 711
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 701
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 319 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $481,604
Average Home Value $506,759


Median Household Income $83,557
Average Household Income $123,081
Per Capita Income $51,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.19%
Households 1.24% 1.14%
Families 0.44% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   3.73%
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.


Kingston, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 426 22nd
Population Density1 # 456 17th
Diversity Index2 # 130 76th
Median Household Income # 204 63rd
Per Capita Income # 101 82nd

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